With close to nine in ten businesses in the capital not currently employing apprentices, the LCCI and London Councils have called for a fully devolved apprenticeship service for London – something that new research shows business supports.
The Department for Education launched its campaign for T Levels on 7 October. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) welcomes this and hopes it is the beginning of a concerted effort to raise awareness of the new qualification, especially with employers.
London is undoubtedly a great place in which to work and live. The UK capital is a global hub for business and culture, attracting a growing number of commercial headquarters and strong inward investment.
Earlier this summer over 150 LCCI members attended an ‘in conversation’ event with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. In a packed City Hall chamber – the same space where the monthly Question Time is held with the London Assembly– the Mayor outlined his priorities for the capital.
London’s businesses and public have said that allowing London to set its own immigration targets (for people with key skills) is the most important thing to keep the capital successful post-Brexit, whilst tackling knife crime should be the capital’s highest priority after Brexit.
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed that three in five London business leaders think that allowing local government to have greater control over tax levels would have a positive impact on the capital’s infrastructure needs.
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) latest economic survey has highlighted the loss of confidence in the London and UK economy amongst the capital’s businesses. The government, London’s Mayor, and the Mayoral election candidates have been urged by the Chamber to urgently act upon the findings.