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Before COVID-19, millions of people used to travel to various parts of London for work. In just 1.12 square miles, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of London had 513,000 daily commuters and 10 million annual visitors. In April 2020, 57.2% of Londoners were working from home. 8 months on, working from home may be becoming the “new normal” – is it permanent and how will the changing nature of work impact on both businesses and people?


The Economy Committee will tomorrow look at the impact of people working from home on London and Londoners, including the city’s commercial centres. The Committee will also look at how current commercial and office space could be used and re-purposed to ensure London remains a thriving economy. The guests are:

  • Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
  • Michele Pittini, Head of Greater London Authority Economics
  • Patrick Dubeck, Head of Regeneration, Greater London Authority
  • Jordan Cummings, Head of London Policy, Confederation of British Industry
  • Sam Gurney, Regional Secretary, Trades Union Congress
  • Mike Cracknell, Director, Deloitte Real Estate
  • James Edwards, Senior Parliamentary Briefings Officer, City of London Corporation
  • Rowena Howie, London Policy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 from 10am. In line with government advice, this meeting will take place virtually.

Media and members of the public can watch the meeting live here

Notes for Editors:

  1. Read the agenda papers.
  2. Léonie Cooper AM, Chair of the Economy Committee, is available for interview. 
  3. Find out more about the London Assembly Economy Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


For media enquiries, please contact Aoife Nolan on 07849 303 897.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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