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.
Skills for Londoners Taskforce
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