Skills in London

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to MQ 2015/1932, can you provide me with the initial outline for an improved skills system for the capital which was expected by the end of July? Can you explain how this will improve skills for young people in London?


Answer for Skills in London

Answer for Skills in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To maintain and improve London's position as a world leading city, we have made two key asks of Government: the need for sustained and appropriate levels of funding for skills, drawn from both the public and private sector; and for provision to be commissioned regionally in a way that reflects labour market trends and therefore better meets economic demand. This is to ensure that Londoners have access to a first-classeducation system which provides a clear line of sight to employment and that London's employers have access to a suitable and sustainable pipeline of skilled, productive labour.