London cityscape at night


LEP-Commissioned Skills Research

The LEP’s Skills and Employment Working Group, in consultation with stakeholders, commissioned a series of research papers to support its work in the following areas: Incentivised Skills Funding; Apprenticeships; and Employer Engagement

SME finance in London

The aim of this study was to review current supply and demand for different types of finance and then identify the size, scale and type of funding gaps. The study considered whether there was evidence to justify a new publicly-backed finance initiative for SMEs in London.

Self-Employment in London

'Self-employment in London' (April 2013) was commissioned by the LEP and draws on numerous datasets to gain a better understanding of self-employment in London.

Accessibility Employment Projections for London

SKM's Colin Buchanan was commissioned by GLA Economics in August 2012 to revise the employment growth distribution forecasts previously developed in 2009, which are derived from calculations of transport accessibility. The study involved:

London Labour Market Projections

The report provides a description of London’s labour market as it stands today, together with a broad indication of the possible future path of London’s labour market (and associated qualification requirements) based on a number of simplifying assumptions.  

London Employment Sites Database

The London Employment Sites Database (LESD) is a database that records employment developments in the pipeline and recently completed developments in London.

London Business Demography Project

The aim of this report is to provide a comprehensive statistical analysis of firms and jobs in the Greater London area.