Assembly to get an enterprise update

30 June 2015

This meeting took place on 1 July 2015. Read the transcript here.

The purpose of the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) is to work with London’s boroughs, business and Transport for London (TfL) to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London.

£294m of Government funding has recently been allocated to the Panel[1] to help create new jobs in the capital. While this package was welcomed and is being progressed through a series of funding streams and pilot schemes, there is a growing consensus that greater devolution could better address London’s skills needs.

What is the LEP doing to make London’s economy stronger, fairer and more innovative?

LEP lines of accountability are often unclear to the public. Should the Assembly have a greater scrutiny role with regards the performance of the LEP?

Why does the LEP not share the Mayor’s ambition for London to be a global leader in the transition to a low-carbon economy?

How does the LEP’s 'London 2036: an agenda for jobs and growth' plan add value and relate to pre-existing plans and economic strategy?

The London Assembly will tomorrow examine the work of the LEP and assess its progress to date and its future direction, particularly in relation to employment and skills. The guests are;

Harvey McGrath - Deputy Chair of the LEP

Cathy Walsh OBE - Further Education Representative on the LEP

Following this, London Assembly Members will submit motions on topics of their choosing.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 1st July from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

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As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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