City Hall

Skills for Londoners Taskforce

The Mayor has set up a Skills for Londoners Taskforce to help make sure that all Londoners and London’s businesses can gain the skills they need to succeed.

What are their goals?
  • Help the Mayor meet his manifesto commitments on skills
  • Support the Mayor to develop a London Skills Strategy
  • Share creative and innovative ideas to improve City Hall policy making on skills
What is their makeup?
  • The Taskforce is made up of members who reflect the diversity and dynamism of London's economy and skills sector
  • The membership includes the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, and London Councils’ Executive Member for Business, Skills and Brexit
  • Four out of the remaining eight members selected through an open application process are women
  • Four out of eight of those members are also from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background
  • Members of the Taskforce are not paid for their roles
  • The Taskforce is supported by a much wider Stakeholder Advisory Group who provide advice and guidance to the Taskforce and to City Hall
What are their meetings about?
  • The Taskforce meets a minimum of four times a year
  • The Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills chairs the meetings on behalf of the Mayor
  • Members are encouraged to share their insights about how to make sure all Londoners and London’s businesses can access the skills they need to succeed

The members of the Taskforce will be announced on Thursday 27 April.

View their terms of reference and meeting papers