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London Fairness Commission is launched at Toynbee Hall

Published: 25 Jun 2015


On Wednesday (10 June), the London Fairness Commission was launched from Toynbee Hall.

The Commission, established by Toynbee Hall and My Fair London, with funding from Trust for London, Tudor Trust, London Funders and City Bridge Trust, aims to foster a debate led by Londoners about what fairness means, whether London is a fairer city, and how to create a fairer city for all. The Commission is chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point. The other 14 commissioners are experts from the worlds of business, research, health, trade union and charity.

At the event Lord Adebowale led a discussion on the purpose, ambition and plans of the Commission, and public perceptions of fairness and inequality in London.

Two young people from London Youth, a network of 400 youth organisations from across the capital, spoke about their experiences of fairness and unfairness in relation to health, housing, education and career opportunities. Bharat Mehta OBE, Chief Executive of Trust for London and one of the commissioners, Liz Meek, Chair of Centre for London, were also on the panel.

The panel also introduced the Commission’s first publication which was launched on the same day as the event. Is London a fair city? contains a range of infographics on income, housing and wealth in London today to help Londoners consider three key questions.

Get involved
The Commission has put out a Call for Ideas and wants to hear from a cross section of people, who are willing to share their views and suggestions for how things could be made fairer in London.

Visit the London Fairness Commission website to have your say, or email James Scott, Policy and Communications Officer.

Read Toynbee Hall Chief Exceutive, Graham Fisher's blog on the launch