London Assembly Economy Committee: Survey on work hours

The London Assembly Economy Committee is currently conducting an investigation into the changing nature of London’s labour markets since 2008. The focus is on changes to the size and structure of the labour market, in particular employment, earnings and labour market productivity. To inform this picture, the Economy Committee is looking for evidence of increasing [Read more]

Reminder: London Datastore

All VCS organisations – whether their activities involve providing services, campaigning or anything else – need to be on top of what’s happening in the areas they operate in. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, the GLA’s London Datastore is an incredibly useful resource. The London Borough Profiles and Atlas present a general picture [Read more]

London Communities Commission – call for evidence

The London Communities Commission has issued a call for evidence. Coming out of the June Summit – Sustaining Vibrant Communities in London, the London Communities Commission has been formed to hear evidence from citizen and community groups, socially minded businesses the voluntary and public sectors. The Commission will look at the needs of poorer Londoners [Read more]

Central London Forward (CLF) Working Capital Programme website launched

LINK: CLF Working Capital Programme, Commissioning and Procurement Information From Central London Forward: This website will provide information about the commissioning and procurement of the Managing Agent for the Central London Forward (CLF) Working Capital Programme. It will offer a means for CLF to inform potential bidders for the Managing Agent role about progress of the commissioning process [Read more]

City Bridge Trust awards £10m youth employment grant to Prince’s Trust

From City Bridge Trust: Extra funding for work with hard-to-reach young Londoners We are pleased to announce that City Bridge Trust has approved extra funding to support work with hard-to-reach young Londoners, by awarding £1 million each year over the next decade to youth charity The Prince’s Trust. This grant, which is in addition to the [Read more]

Greater London’s BAME population projected to reach 50% by 2038

GLA Intelligence Ethnic Population Projections (Aug 2014) (PDF) From GLA Intelligence: The White population of Greater London is projected to be fairly stable at about 4.9 million over the next decade and increase very slightly thereafter, reaching 5.1 million in 2041. The BAME population of Greater London is projected to increase from 3.3 million in [Read more]

GLA Intelligence: 700,000 London children live in poverty

GLA, Poverty in London 2012-13 (PDF) Key points from a new report from GLA Intelligence: Poverty in London: 2012/13 The number of Londoners living in poverty has seen little change over the last few years and remains at around 2.2 million people, or 28 per cent of all those living in the region, averaged over three [Read more]

Work Foundation report: ethnic disadvantage behind London’s high rate of youth unemployment

Work Foundation, London: A Tale of Two Cities (April 2014) (PDF) New research on youth unemployment in London from Work Foundation: The youth unemployment rate in London stands at 25 per cent. But this rate masks sharp disparities across the city region. Whilst the inner East of the city still fares poorly, outer London boroughs [Read more]

CPAG report: widespread fear of welfare reform uprooting London families and communities

CPAG, Families on the brink: welfare reform in London (PDF) A new report from CPAG looks at the impact of welfare reform in London, from the perspective of local authorities, advice services and parents. It finds that families are struggling and are unsure how they will afford to stay living in their area; and there is a [Read more]

DWP London benefit cap pilots: show cap most likely to affect single parents, households with 3 or more children

Benefit cap – number of households capped across phased area Local Authorities data to May 2013 (3 July 2013) (PDF) Background The Government has introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that working- age households can receive so that, broadly, households on out-of-work benefits will no longer receive more in welfare payments than [Read more]