The LCCI’s recommendations align with many of the priorities identified in my Skills for Londoners Strategy so a great deal progress has already been made. We have commissioned projects to support businesses to make better use of their apprenticeship levy and launched the Careers for Londoners Action Plan, which includes the expansion of the London Enterprise Advisor Network to offer Enterprise Advisors to every state secondary school, Pupil Referral Unit and Further Education College in London.
However, fully implementing the LCCI’s 2020 manifesto recommendations on skills, would require greater devolution of skills powers from central government.
The Skills for Londoners: Call for Action sets out my vision for a post-16 skills system for London. I will continue to lobby government for greater devolution to ensure Londoners, employers and businesses get the skills they need to succeed in a fair, inclusive society and thriving economy.