Following the most significant business-led consultation project undertaken to help drive jobs and growth in a UK city, the LEP has now published ‘London 2036: An Agenda for Jobs and Growth’.
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
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).
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' (April 2013) was commissioned by the LEP and draws on numerous datasets to gain a better understanding of self-employment in 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:
Published in April 2013, the LEP's Jobs & Growth Plan identifies a series of aims and recommendations based around the following key priorities: