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.
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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’.
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 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.
Published in April 2013, the LEP's Jobs & Growth Plan identifies a series of aims and recommendations based around the following key priorities: