I used to help run a successful business so I know what it takes and what a big responsibility it is. With me as Mayor, business will always have a seat at the table and a BIG say in the best way forward for our city.
I will also work with businesses to help them be good employers, ensuring as many people as possible can be paid a £10-an-hour London Living Wage.
I will be the most pro-business Mayor London has ever had.
Recognising good employers and promoting fair pay
Sadiq will develop a new compact with employers that will recognise and reward those who pay the London Living Wage and maintain high employment and sustainability standards.
Sadiq will work with councils and other public bodies so that only companies paying the London Living Wage will be awarded public sector contracts.
Learning from business
Sadiq will set up a Business Advisory Board to shape policy towards business. These will be independent business leaders – not just friends, or those who have been supportive of Labour. And we will ensure London’s women business leaders play a major part.
Skills for Londoners
Sadiq will establish a new partnership between the Mayor, business, local authorities, trade unions, schools, colleges and universities to plan for and meet London’s needs for better skills and extend opportunity. He willwork to secure more powers for London through devolution of all skills and Further Education funding.
Apprenticeships for young people
Through the New Homes Team, Transport for London and contracts for services, Sadiq will put apprenticeships at the heart of his agenda. He will also work with boroughs to help them do the same.
Support small and tech business
Sadiq will use Mayoral powers to protect 'incubator' and start-up spaces from the threat of redevelopment and ensure London also has the new industrial workspace for those wanting to set up their own business. Sadiq will also use planning powers to ensure a commitment to investing in broadband infrastructure.