London Councils is a cross-party organisation, funded and run by member authorities to work on behalf of them all, regardless of political persuasion. It also acts as the employers’ organisation for the 32 London boroughs, providing advice, support and training, and representing them in negotiations.
Its members - all 32 London boroughs, the City of London, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority – fund its work through subscription.
The Economic Development Forum brings together councillors from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London to discuss economic development issues affecting boroughs in London. External speakers are often invited and discussions are held around the work of London Councils in this area, as well strategic policy issues around economic development and regeneration and how these might affect London boroughs. These include funding for regeneration and economic development in London, the Index of Multiple Deprivation, reducing worklessness and improving the skills of London, support to businesses and Local Area Agreements (LAAs).
For more information on London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham's appointments to outside bodies, please contact Owen Rees on 02087532088.