Promoting London in the interests of all its people, places and businesses as a global city and powerhouse of the economy
The APPG for London is a forum for MPs and Peers to work together on a cross-party basis to strengthen the capital's voice in Parliament. The group’s purpose is to promote the capital in the interests of all Londoners.
London Councils provides the secretariat to the group on behalf of London government including the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The group is listed on the APPG Register.
APPG meetings are open to representatives of organisations interested in and affected by the issues being discussed. If you wish to attend, please contact the APPG secretariat team.
2021 programme of events
Spending Review 2021: Priorities for economic recovery, levelling up, and London's local services - Wednesday 22 September 2021 2-3pm
Ahead of the government unveiling its three-year spending review and autumn budget at the end of October, London parliamentarians are invited to a briefing and discussion on the capital's priorities in the context of securing the post-pandemic economic recovery and the government's levelling up agenda.
A panel of guest speakers will deliver short presentations sharing their perspectives:
- Manny Hothi, Chief Executive of Trust for London
- Paul Honeyben, Interim Director of Local Government Finance & Improvement at London Councils
- Adam Tyndall, Programme Director at London First
This will be an online event held on Microsoft Teams and accessible through this link.
What next for London's businesses? - Tuesday 8 September 2020
The APPG brought together experts from the City of London Corporation, UK Hospitality, and the London Economic Action Partnership to discuss how the capital's businesses have coped with Covid-19 and what needs to happen next to ensure they recover.
Covid-19's impact on London boroughs' finances - Wednesday 24 June 2020
In its first-ever virtual meeting, the APPG considered the impact of Covid-19 on London boroughs' finances.
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Officers of the APPG for London
Sir Bob Neill, Co-Chair
MP for Bromley and Chislehurst
Catherine West, Secretary
MP for Hornsey & Wood Green
Lord Graham Tope, Vice-Chair
Florence Eshalomi, Vice-Chair
MP for Vauxhall
David Simmonds, Vice-Chair
MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Feryal Clark, Co-Chair
MP for Enfield North
Rupa Huq, Vice Chair
MP for Ealing Central and Acton
APPG reports and publications
Civil Society Strategy consultation response
The APPG responded to the Government’s civil society strategy consultation.
Bridging the Skills Gap
A radical overhaul of the skills system across the UK is needed if businesses are to avoid the negative effects of Brexit. Organisations in the capital are facing significant challenges as they seek to recruit employees with the right skills to do the job.
Devolution for London
See two documents on devolution to London prepared by the Greater London Authority and London Councils