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

A Growth Deal for London

In 2013 the Government announced its plans to establish a £2bn Local Growth Fund in response to Lord Heseltine’s report ‘No Stone Unturned, In Pursuit of Growth’ (2012).

European Funding Strategy 2014-20

The 2014-20 London European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) Strategy for London sets out the key areas for European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) investment against the LEP’s four Jobs and Growth Plan priorities: Skills and Employment, SME Competitiveness, Science and Technology and Infrastructure.

2014-2020 ESIF Strategy Consultation Report

This paper provides a summary of the consultation process engaged in during the design and development of the London Enterprise Panel’s European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy for the round of funding 2014 - 2020.

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: