As London’s population continues to grow, and with the constant change that the manufacturing, finance, retail, tech, creative and logistics sectors face, the capital needs to find new ways of enabling growth that encourages economic activity and allows housing delivery.
Commissioned by the LEAP, the Workspace Affordability Crisis reports highlight the impact that the recent changes to business rates have had on London’s open workspaces. They propose solutions to the current challenges, which include a pilot workspace accreditation scheme, rates relief training, and an open workspace strategy.
Round 3 of the Good Growth Fund is now open for applications, with over £20 million funding available. To get a well-balanced programme, we’re encouraging collaborative proposals that bring together a range of partners to focus resources and seize opportunities in a local area.
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.