Housing in London 2018 report

At the end of July 2018, the Greater London Authority released the 2018 edition of its annual Housing in London report. This report is the most extensive source of data on housing in the capital, serving as the evidence base for the Mayor’s London Housing Strategy. It is a resource for policymakers, practitioners and academics … Read More »

London’s pubs audit 2018

In 2017 the GLA published a ‘pubs audit’, to look at what was happening to pubs in London. We recently updated this audit for 2018 – this blog outlines some of the findings. The 2017 audit showed that the number of pubs had fallen by a quarter since 2001. In response, the GLA has moved … Read More »

Labour market update for London – July 2018

London employment rate down and unemployment rate up (slightly) on the previous quarter Labour market data for the three-month period March to May 2018 was released today. London’s employment rate fell on the quarter, one of only three UK regions to see a fall (along with the North East and East Midlands). London’s unemployment rate … Read More »

A Summary of the Skills Evidence Base 2018

GLA Economics recently published an Evidence Base[1] about skills in London, to support the Mayor’s new skills and adult education strategy[2]. This strategy sets out policies relating to further education and technical skills. The GLA will also soon consult on implementation plans for the newly-devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB), worth around £300m per year. See … Read More »

Labour market update for London – June 2018

London’s employment rate unchanged, but fair jobs growth on the year Labour market data for the three-month period February to April 2018 was released today, as well as jobs data for the first quarter of 2018. Broadly, the figures suggest little change on the previous quarter, with employment (and unemployment) still at near record highs … Read More »

London’s Economic Outlook – Spring 2018

GLA Economics forecasts subdued economic growth for London GLA Economics has recently published its latest economic forecasts for London. This uses our bespoke forecasting model to estimate London’s economic output (as measured by gross value added or GVA), workforce jobs[1], household income and household spending up to 2020. At the headline level, we forecast: London’s … Read More »

2018 School Place Demand Projections

In November 2015, GLA Demography produced the first pan-London school place demand projections. That publication provided the first consistent view of future demand for places in state-maintained schools across the capital. In the years since, the projections have proven a valuable resource in understanding emerging demand and in informing strategic decisions about future provision and … Read More »

Labour market update for London – May 2018

London’s employment rate reaches a record high (again) Labour market data for the three-month period January to March 2018 was released today. At 75.2%, London’s employment rate was the highest since the series began (in 1992) and the unemployment rate, 4.9%, was also close to a record low. The economic inactivity rate in London (the … Read More »

Labour market update for London – April 2018

London’s employment rate reaches record high (again) Labour market data for the three-month period December 2017 to February 2018 was released yesterday. At 75.1%, London’s employment rate was the highest since the series began, and the unemployment rate, 4.8%, was the lowest since this series began (in 1992). The UK’s employment rate (75.4%) was the … Read More »

Labour market update for London – March 2018

London’s labour market remains strong – with it improving on the year earlier Summary The ONS have released labour market data for London for the three-month period November 2017 to January 2018. In London, compared to the previous quarter, there were slight increases in the employment and unemployment rates, and a slight decrease inactivity rate. … Read More »