London is on the up. The capital’s population has hit an historic high at 8.6m people.
The Mayor of London’s office predicts that by 2050 that number will reach 11m, with London serving as a magnet for talent from across the globe.
But London’s success also creates significant issues: not least how to create jobs for all these people – not just any jobs, but “advanced industry” jobs that create wealth, promote innovation and drive economic growth.
To achieve this, the government has rightly championed Tech City. The result is one of the UK’s greatest economic success stories, dubbed “Europe’s digital capital”.
By Ron Mobed, chief executive of Elsevier, NCUB Member and the world’s leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information.