The Square Mile is, above all, a trading and business cluster with global reach and it has consistently evolved to meet new challenges and opportunities.
It has many plans for its full range of services and facilities, but information on this page is broadly confined to plans for the financial and business services cluster. Both the annually elected Lord Mayors, with their extensive international programmes, and the elected Chairman of Policy with long-term policy work in the UK, Europe and overseas, act according to constantly evolving plans based on the needs of business and the wider UK, backed up by an extensive research programme.
Long-term plans can be found in the following locations: strategic corporate plans, Lord Mayor programme, and research but a great deal of evolving plans are detailed in the elected committee reports, especially those for the Policy and Resources Committee (which steers the overall agenda) and the Planning Committee, whose long-term strategic plans reflect how the Square Mile is growing to meet the needs of the 21st century. A key team is the Economic Development Office and its plans and reports to committees are strong indicators of important new work relating to the financial and business services industry, for example the recent effort – with HM Treasury and others - to help London establish itself as a global centre for China’s renminbi trading.
The prefaces and introductions to research publications are a useful resource, too, and important indications of our activity can be found in press releases.