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London Essays – Issue 7: Work

This edition of London Essays focuses on the rapid changes taking place in London’s job market, and considers how London’s employers and policy makers should respond.

The collection brings together a variety of authors from trade unionists, to researchers and architects including Anthony Painter, Director of the Action and Research Centre, David Hills, Architect and Partner at Purcell, and Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community.

The 11 essays highlight that London’s labour market is undergoing rapid change. Technology and a turbulent political world are key factors driving these changes, which have led to the decline in certain industries and the increased need for others.

But the essays also propose a series of responses to deal with these challenges. Some suggest policies which the government and businesses could implement to deal with the pace of change, including further devolving powers to London.


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