Inner London’s Economy

This briefing paper offers a ward-level analysis of the business and employment base in Inner London

Briefing published on 10 October 2013

Inner London is a key economic hub of the UK. Over 200,000 businesses employing over 2,000,000 people are located within the 14 Inner London local authorities. Earlier this year 12 out of 14 Inner London boroughs were granted exemption from the new planning regulation allowing the conversion of offices to homes, highlighting the strong business focus of the area.

Understanding the business geography of Inner London is the first step to understanding how this business powerhouse of the national economy operates, and how policy can support it for the benefit of the capital and the country as a whole.

This briefing presents statistical evidence on the nature of the business and employment base of Inner London. The data shows geographical patterns of business activity in total and by sector and the way these patterns have evolved between 2008 and 2011.

Supported by Future Cities