The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched his Economic Development Strategy, which sets out how he will help to ensure that all Londoners share in the benefits of London’s prosperity as it grows, alongside a package of new LEAP supported initiatives which will support entrepreneurs and help small businesses across London to grow and flourish.
LEAP has committed to meeting the standards set out in the National Assurance Framework for local enterprise partnerships.
A new report, analysing the impact of the 2017 Business Rates revaluation was launched today. The report was funded by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) as part of its activity to support London’s small and medium sized enterprises.
LEAP believes strongly in the benefits of transparency in decision making. In order to promote this, LEAP Members agree to abide by the Member Declaration of Interest Policy, published here.
In accordance with the National Assurance Framework published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in November 2016, this framework meets this requirement for LEAP and covers all Government funding flowing through LEAP to ensure robust value for money processes are in place.
Access to talent is central to London’s competitiveness. It is important that all companies can recruit the skills and experience they need to innovate and grow.
Like many of the systems and services Londoners take for granted, Business Improvement Districts have become integral to this complex city. Quantitative economic impact is still difficult to assess, but move from a high street managed by a solid BID to one without that support, and the difference is marked.