London cost of living 20-50% higher than rest of UK

This blog post was written by Tom Owen, volunteer at LVSC A recent Loughborough University / Trust for London study shows that it costs 20% – 50% more for households in London to reach a minimum decent standard of living than elsewhere in the UK. One in three Londoners, and 43% of people in families [Read more]

TFL wins plaudits for placing c. 90 WP customers in supply chain jobs – shouldn’t we be doing better than this?

TfL Skills and Employment Strategy: Progress Report and Future Strategy (PDF) In June 2014, Transport for London published its updated Skills and Employment Strategy. Among other things, the strategy sets details of TfL’s employability programmes and graduate and apprenticeship schemes. The strategy provides an interesting update on TfL’s Work Programme pilot, where the six London [Read more]

New scheme discounts travel costs for London apprentices

In March 2013 the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced a new concessionary travel scheme for apprentices. The Apprentice Oyster photocard scheme is now open for online applications: www.tfl.gov.uk/apprenticeOyster Fare prices: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/14415.aspx To get an Apprentice Oyster photocard you must be: Aged 18 or over Living in a London borough Enrolled on an Apprenticeship* with a further education college or [Read more]