London votes for a new mayor today, but what do you know about the capital’s technology sector?
For the past eight years, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has spent much of his tenure promoting the capital’s tech sector.
Tech City is now home to numerous startups hoping to make the big time, while major international technology companies have established headquarters in London – even if some are reluctant to pay what some feel is their fair share of tax.
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As Londoners head to the polls to vote for the next Mayor of London, many of the major candidates have made it clear how they plan to support the sector, use technology to improve the lives of Londoners through smart government, and to support businesses of all varieties.
It is expected that London’s technology industry will contribute £18bn to the UK economy this year, so it’s no wonder it has political support at the highest level.
But what do you know about London’s relationship with technology and the companies that call the city home?