Priorities for the economy, culture and tourism team in 2013/14 include:
- improving the effectiveness of employment programmes in London
- improving the skills system for the capital’s employers and residents
- driving local economic growth through high streets and town centres
- supporting boroughs to develop infrastructure projects to generate economic growth
- influencing the development of the EU Structural Fund programme for 2014-2020 in London
- supporting boroughs to create good quality apprenticeships particularly through procurement
- engaging employers to generate apprenticeship opportunities for 16-18 year olds.
Streets Ahead? Putting high streets at the heart of local economic growth: A report providing 13 recommendations to place boroughs at the centre of local economic development in their high streets and town centres.
London's Skills Challenge: Meeting London's Skills Gap. This report argues that boroughs should play a strategic brokerage role in bringing skills providers and employers together to better align skills provision with economic need.
Small Business Friendly Policies: Following the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards 2013 this briefing summarises some of the successful small business friendly policies being implemented by local authorities across London.
Getting London Working: A new 10 point plan by London Councils sets out immediate, medium and long term recommendations that move towards a funding model that gets more Londoners back to work
Track the progress of the government's welfare reform proposals and read our research.