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The case for devolving adult skills

London Councils is proposing devolution and reform of London’s public services in order to deal with the financial challenges of the next five years, and invest in the social and economic infrastructure that is vital to the capital’s continued growth and success.

As part of this, we have been working with the boroughs and the GLA to make the case for a devolved adult skills system for London arguing that greater local influence over skills would result in better outcomes for Londoners and London’s businesses.

Initial arguments were set out in A Growth Deal for London which outlined London government and the London Enterprise Panel's ambition and asks of government, to achieve better outcomes from the skills system.

In March 2015, the Chancellor made a commitment in the budget to devolving further powers to London to ‘tailor skills provision to London’s needs’.

We are continuing to develop more detailed propositions for this.