On other occasions joint meetings are held with other Companies and of course being a peripatetic Company means that there are many opportunities to dine in other Companies’ Halls.
There are 110 Livery Companies in the City of London. They represent a long tradition of commitment and philanthropy giving £41.85m to charitable causes in 2011.
In 2011 the Mercers’ Company undertook a Livery Profile Survey and produced a summary. It gives membership statistics and an overview of charitable giving and areas in which the Livery Companies are active. It has an introduction from Alderman Michael Bear (Lord Mayor of the City of London 2010-2011) stating how important, but little trumpeted, the Livery companies’ contribution to society is.