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
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.