With local elections on 6 May, and the start of a new Mayoral term, it’s a good chance to take a fresh look on what the priorities should be. In London, these must focus on nurturing the innovation that drives the capital’s economy, its cultural output and its global positioning as a forward thinking, creative hub of talent.
A year on from the start of the pandemic, and our ways of working, communicating, socialising and living have changed greatly. There’s an increased focus on digital ways of engaging with our co-workers, clients and communities. Businesses and organisations across London were at the heart of many of these digital developments, coming up with innovative solutions to the pandemic’s problems. The new Mayor has a brilliant opportunity to put in place measures that incubate this innovation culture.
Take a lead on net-zero
In 2018 London declared a climate emergency, and with the country working towards the goal o