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.
Access to talent is central to London’s competitiveness. It is important that all companies can recruit the skills and experience they need to innovate and grow.
This summer the Chancellor asked areas across the UK to put forward proposals to further develop devolution deals with government, to allow regions to take control of how public money is spent in their local area.
In its 2014 Growth Deal, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) proposed to Government that as part of developing a long term vision for skills devolution to the capital, the LEP would undertake a Skills Inquiry for London.
The London Enterprise Panel has today launched 'London Ambitions', a document setting out a vision for a London Careers Offer. The report, which can now be accessed here, proposes seven key elements to transform the landscape of careers and employment support for young people across London.
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