This report sets out the problems facing London’s high streets including squeezed incomes, growth of online shopping, parking, and the cost of business rates. This document contains proposals on how the Mayor can work in partnership with local authorities and business organisations to help London’s high streets and deliver on his priority to be open for business.
Employ-Ability: The Disability Employment Gap In London
October 2018 | Gareth Bacon AM
Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people. One in five employers say they would be less likely to employ a disabled person. By the age of 26, disabled people are four times more likely to be out of work or not in education compared to non-disabled people. These are neither figures to be proud of nor complacent about, and we need to take bold action to not only address the problem, but to also change engrained working cultures that have resulted in the gap barely moving an inch in the last decade.
Rich City, Poor Pay: Ending The Pattern Of Low Pay In The Capital
April 2017 | Andrew Boff AM
In all, 21 per cent of London’s workers, approximately 625,000 people, are paid below the London Living Wage, the most common benchmark for determining personal living standards. This situation should be considered unacceptable to politicians of all stripes. This paper will examine the picture of low pay in London, the issues that give rise to its perpetuation, and what London government can do halt its advance.
Cash For Access: Expanding The Availability Of Free Cash Machines
March 2017 | Shaun Bailey AM
This report investigates access to free cash machines in London, how ATM access affects low income people and what the Mayor can do to improve Londoners’ access to their cash.