Brexit dominates the agenda for many businesses based in the City. I'm optomistic that the UK can find a positive trading arrangement with the EU and find a new lease of opportunity in the wider world. However, as one of your Councilmen I need to do all I can to assist us in getting a good deal as we leave the EU. So I set out here some of the priorities I'm working on.
Education and training is key to unlocking our children’s potential. I believe in academic and vocational opportunities for all. I also believe we must have effective careers advice as part of our education offering, to give people the best start in life. The City has been evolving its education provision to support a wider range of schools and academies for more information on our Strategy to 2019 please read our strategy paper.
We need new homes but not without considering our communities and infrastructure. We should encourage opportunities for smaller developers especially in more rural areas to allow considered organic growth of villages to meet local needs. Importantly we must ensure major projects are not forced on communities. In the City of London we must continue to strive for the very best in our architecture, because it is our environment, so that we are all proud of this wonderful city.