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.
This summer the Chancellor asked areas across the UK to put forward proposals to further develop devolution deals with government, to allow regions to take control of how public money is spent in their local area.
In its 2014 Growth Deal, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) proposed to Government that as part of developing a long term vision for skills devolution to the capital, the LEP would undertake a Skills Inquiry for London.