To promote London in the interests of all its people, places and businesses as a global city and powerhouse of the economy.
London MPs and Peers have come together for the first time to provide a voice for London in Parliament. The group’s purpose is to promote the capital in the interests of all Londoners. Within this objective, the specific focus is to work on the policy areas as agreed at the 2016 AGM (see below). Meetings will be organised around these themes with invited speakers.
London Councils provides the secretariat to the group on behalf of London Government including the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The group is listed on the APPG Register.
APPG meetings are open to representatives of organisations interested and affected by this issue. If you wish to attend, please allow enough time to get through security – for Committee Rooms the entrance is via Cromwell Green or at Portcullis House for meetings there.
Autumn programme of events
Please note the following APPG for London events in your diaries. Further details will be issued nearer the time on this website and on Twitter.
If you have any questions, please do contact us.
5 September 5-6pm, Room A, 1 Parliament Street
Topic ‘Attracting the skills and talent London’s businesses need’
Speakers from CBI, Federation of Small Businesses & King’s Commission on London
17 October 2 - 3pm, Macmillan Room, Portcullis House.
Topic ‘Spending Review 2019’
Speakers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Councils.
28 November 2 - 3pm, Macmillan room, Portcullis House.
Topic ‘Skills, apprenticeships, and education for city regions’
Joint meeting with the APPG for Greater Manchester
Speakers are as follows:
Cllr Georgia Gould, leader of the London Borough of Camden and London Councils’ Executive member for skills & employment
Cllr Sean Fielding, leader of Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority lead on education, skills and apprenticeships
Thaddaeus Brown, apprentice, London Borough of Hackney
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Civil Society Strategy consultation response
The APPG responded to the Government’s civil society strategy consultation.
Bridging the Skills Gap
A radical overhaul of the skills system across the UK is needed if businesses are to avoid the negative effects of Brexit. Organisations in the capital are facing significant challenges as they seek to recruit employees with the right skills to do the job.
Devolution for London
See two documents on devolution to London prepared by the Greater London Authority and London Councils
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