Job Creation

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2021.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

How many jobs have you created each year through mayoral schemes and initiatives since May 2016? Please give a breakdown of the number of jobs created each year and the amount of annual mayoral funding per scheme.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The figures below are estimates of jobs that can be directly attributed to listed Mayoral schemes and initiatives by scheme and year.

You have asked for the funding committed to each job creation scheme. In these schemes job creation is only one outcome of programme funding and therefore it is not possible to disaggregate the costs of the job creation schemes.

The programmes are likely to have a wider impact on job creation, such as through putting in place infrastructure and other foundational arrangements that encourage new businesses to be established and enable existing business to grow.

There are also programmes that support the Mayor’s strategic objectives to promote the right conditions for good growth across the capital and the creation of jobs, not described here.

Job Creation Data Table

Programme

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

TOTAL

London and Partners (1)

10,112

11,868

4,455

3,549

2,796

32,780

Film London

4185

5709

6527

12118

2016

30555

LEAP (2)

177 (3)

84

3720

2705

3622

10,308

ESF (4)

8877

ERDF (5)

-

-

-

-

3802

TfL Supplier Skills Programme Job Starts

875

911

1027

426

3239

Growing Places Fund (6)

9

382

2003

324

2718

TfL Supplier Skills Programme Apprenticeships

366

416

521

619

206

2128

Mayor's Regeneration Fund (7)

126

125

409

660

TfL Construction Skills Programme

258

280

538

High Streets Fund (8)

22

84

65

1

172

MedCity (9)

39

10

14

25

13 (6)

101

Royal Docks (10)

15 (7)

Notes

(1) In 2012/19 London and Partners stopped recording jobs created in the leisure/ tourism industry, which accounted for 2000-3000 jobs in previous years' figures. The strategic focus also shifted to high-value jobs, creating fewer but more valuable jobs. (2) LEAP projects will continue to deliver over the coming years, so we also anticipate that further job creation will be reported for LEAP investments as these projects progress and complete. These figures include all LEAP funded programmes- Good Growth Fun, Skills for London Fund and others. This data runs to the end of February 2021. (3) The jobs figure includes data from the 2015/16 financial year, which it is not possible to exclude due to the way it was reported historically (4) The ESF figures run up to June 2020. It is not possible to provide an annual breakdown due to the way that data is reported (5) It is not possible to provide an annual breakdown due to the way that data is reported (6) This data runs to the end of March 2020 (7) This data run to the end of February 2021 (8) This programme ran from 2012 to 2014 (9) The figures for 2020/21 are provisional (10) This figure replaces forecasted data submitted as part of MQ 2020/2468, which stated that 24 jobs were created.