The facts about transport spending in London

By Mark Wingham. You often hear in the media that London receives a lot more in transport spending than any other region. And yes, more is spent in London in total than anywhere else in the UK – around £8.5 billion was spent by the public sector in 2015-16, more than a quarter of the … Read More »

London’s creative industries – 2017 update

By Christopher Rocks, Economist. Since 1998 the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has grouped together sub-sectors as wide ranging as visual arts, advertising and computer services to classify and measure the ‘creative industries’. These sub-groups are described as: ‘those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have … Read More »

Labour market update for London – July 2017

Employment rate reaches record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to May 2017 increased by 0.7 percentage points on the previous quarter to 74.0 per cent, up by 0.7 percentage points on the year. This is a large increase, and reverses the … Read More »

Labour market update for London – June 2017

Record number of jobs in London London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to April 2017 fell by 0.2 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.3 per cent. This is the fourth successive month London’s employment rate has fallen. The UK has had … Read More »

Labour market update for London – May 2017

London employment rate falls, now level with same point a year ago London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to March 2017 fell by 0.3 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.3 per cent, though this is unchanged on the year. This is … Read More »

Labour market update for London – April 2017

London employment rate remains at near record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to February 2017 fell by 0.3 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.4 per cent. Year-on-year there has been an increase in the employment rate of 0.4 percentage … Read More »

Poverty in London 2015/16

Official government figures show that the total number of Londoners living in poverty has risen a little over the last few years with the growing population and now stands at around 2.3 million people. In percentage terms, the rate has stayed the same, at 27 per cent of all those living in the region, averaged … Read More »

Labour market update for London – March 2017

London’s workforce jobs and employment rate remain at near record high The number of workforce jobs in London (i.e. the number of jobs located in London, whether or not they are taken by residents of London), reached 5.73 million in Q4 2016. This is a near record high. The number of jobs was up by … Read More »