MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to a survey by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, over a third of businesses in London are put off by the cost of apprenticeships. What can be done about this?


Answer for Apprenticeships

Answer for Apprenticeships

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Skills for Londoners task force will have the responsibility for setting the strategic direction for future GLA apprenticeship interventions including deciding the approach for tackling the difficult challenge of encouraging smaller, non-levy paying employers to recruit apprentices.  

I continue to lobby central government for the unspent levy raised by London's employers to be ring-fenced for the benefit of London.  Furthermore, I am asking for a proportion of this funding to be devolved to London government to be used for wider apprenticeship creation / promotion interventions.