Government Offices (GOs) work with Government departments and other partners to strengthen the economy in every region, working to reduce the gap in economic growth rates between the regions and ensure all regions are in the best position to recover from the economic downturn.
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London, the Government has delegated responsibility for the performance of
London’s Economy to the elected Mayor of London
and his London Development Agency (LDA).
Mayor of London periodically publishes an Economic Development Strategy for
Greater London. The latest one, a draft for public consultation published
in October 2009, is called “Rising to the
London Development Agency
tasked with ensuring that London remains a global success story. It
works with partners from industry, the public and voluntary sectors.
Additionally, it drives forward equality, health and
sustainability. Its work is prioritised into four
the elected Greater London Authority, www.london.gov.uk/
the Mayor’s Greater London Authority group
2012 Olympic Games
The Olympic Delivery
Authority (ODA) is the public body responsible for developing and building
the new venues and infrastructure for the Games and their legacy
use after 2012.
‘CompeteFor’ is a
free service that enables businesses to compete for
linked to the London 2012 Games and other major public and private
sector buying organisations.
particular focus is on supply chain opportunities, with CompeteFor acting
as a brokerage service, matching buyers with potential suppliers. It also
facilitates access to focused business support, through the national
Business Link network, helping to boost the long–term competitiveness
of your business.
separate Olympic Park Legacy company has been set up to deliver the
commitment made in the 2012 bid for a
lasting legacy of social, physical and economic regeneration which has
underpinned the design of the Olympic Park and the Olympic
Business Link in London (BLiL)
offers a free, impartial advice service available to anyone starting or
running a small or medium sized business in the capital.
by the London Development Agency (LDA) it provides high quality and
practical information and business advice, and can connect companies to
expert assistance to help them succeed.
Transport impacts on everyone's lives. Improving the
transport system and its operation is a critical element in the
Government’s economic, social and environmental agenda. Better access
to jobs and services, particularly for those most in need, is a priority
shared between local and central government, and a core aspect of
Government Office work.
Most transport matters in London are covered by
Transport for London (TfL), the integrated body responsible for the
Capital's transport system. TfL implements the Mayor's Transport Strategy
for London and manages those transport services within the Capital for
which the Mayor has responsibility. These include:
Buses , London Underground, Docklands Light Railway
London Overground, Tramlink , London River Services,
Victoria Coach Station
London boroughs retain the responsibility for managing the local road
network in London. Issues relating to highways maintenance and parking
(unless relating to a “red route”, whereby TfL are the highway
authority) should be addressed to the relevant London borough
Department for Transport
Transport for London
London Resilience Team, part of the Government Office for London, consists
of civil servants and specialist advisors seconded from London Resilience
vision for the Regional Delivery Priorities Plan for 2009/10
Office for London (GOL) aims to promote greater understanding of
environmental and sustainable development issues and ensure that Government
policies are fully integrated into strategies and initiatives in