The LSEB strategy represents a big step in the right direction in undertaking the skills challenge in London. However, the Mayor should not stop here: it will take more than just higher levels of skills to increase employment in London, especially during an economic downturn.
Faiza Shaheen explores what can be done to increase employment in London.
The Centre for Cities launched a report on worklessness in cities in June 2008 and has a programme of work on labour markets planned in Hull, Sunderland, Belfast, York, Bristol and Brighton. For information please contact Andrew Carter