Education & Economy

Business & Economy

London is a leading world city. It offers talented people from across the world an unrivalled range of exciting employment opportunities. It also offers businesses major benefits from the very many activities taking place, and the deep pool of potential employees.

London needs to stay appealing to businesses and offer great employment. It should be a city open to international talent, where small business has the opportunity to thrive, where people have access to the homes and childcare they need to work, and where all earn at least the Living Wage.

This is the place to talk London’s business and economy. We’d love you to start up or join in with a conversation.

Business & Economy discussions

Our high streets

Business & Economy

High streets are not just about shopping, they are ‘social streets’ and leisure destinations with coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and more.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

Internet Access or lack of it for seniors

Business & Economy

An elderly chap in the post office could not understand why he could not renew his Freedom Pass. Like everything else he had been told to apply on the internet. He left looking completely bewildered.

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OTT
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Last commented: 10th Feb 2017

St Paul's

Business & Economy

As a Londoner born and bred, I am very proud of our city. However, over Christmas with friend and family visiting, I was surprised to see that the dome of St Paul's was not illuminated.

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Paperboy
Community member
Last commented: 4th Jan 2017

Mayoral Library Fund

Business & Economy

Libraries over London are closing.
Many were given to councils in trust by the Tates, Carnegies and other wealthy men who wanted to give something back in the form of education. For the people.

Sadiq Khan could create a Library fund. Libraries

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Simon London
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Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

Supporting business

Business & Economy

One of the strategies for making sure there are enough jobs in London, and ones that pay well, is to focus on high growth, high value sectors. The obvious example from history is the finance sector, but there is also new focus on tech and medical science sectors, along with others.

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Will Victor
Administrator
Last commented: 24th Oct 2016

London's lead in creating a new Commonwealth trading block

Business & Economy

London must offer better rates and opportunities by creating a Commonwealth trading block. There are greater opportunities for growth with the developing Commonwealth; after which the Commonwealth led by Britain can create new trading ties with the EU.

Clarence C Thompson MBE

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Clarence Thompson
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Last commented: 1st Sep 2016

GLA salaries and expenses

Business & Economy

I find it deeply disturbing that GLA members are allowed to award their own salary, expenses and numerous other concessions like pensions etc whilst the the greater number of Londoners make do with the minimum wage - surely it should be an independent body that executes these decisions?

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Rickbar
Community member
Last commented: 5th Aug 2016

Use of Bank card in small retailers

Business & Economy

Many a time have I entered a small independent shop or cafe and discovered that I haven't enough cash so offer to pay with my bank card .

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Dave
Community member
Last commented: 28th Oct 2015

Start Up Small Businesses and Entrprenuer

Business & Economy

When it comes to business, London is the hub many apportunities and challenges for young entrepreneurs and small businesses or anyone planning to start up a business on their own initiative way.

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jgarmino
Community member
Last commented: 7th May 2015

Growth of small businesses

Business & Economy

What conditions do small London based businesses need to grow and be successful?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 3rd Nov 2014

Film and Gastro Tourism

Business & Economy

Anyone have any comments about film and gastro tourism and where they think it is going?

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sandrashevey
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Last commented: 26th Oct 2014

Starving Writers Reprise

Business & Economy

Charles Dickens hated America because it failed to pay copyright.

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sandrashevey
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Last commented: 11th Sep 2014

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