Policy Forum for London

Next steps for tackling the London skills gap - training and guidance, funding and the Mayor’s skills strategy

July 2018

This seminar considered the future for skills policy in London and followed the publication of the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners strategy.
Delegates considered the potential challenges for implementing key measures from the strategy, exploring how London’s education and FE sectors can most effectively align skills provision with the requirements of growing sectors within London’s economy, including the impact of the Adult Education Budget moving towards an outcomes-based approach when it is devolved from 2019.
Further sessions considered what further action might be taken to create more high-quality apprenticeships - assessing the feasibility of the Mayor’s manifesto pledge to ring-fence the Apprenticeship Levy for London - as well as looking at the challenges for developing an all-ages career guidance offering and reaching those Londoners currently employed in insecure or low-paid forms of work.
The conference brought together policymakers with key stakeholders including representatives of employers and trade unions, schools, the FE Sector, training providers, local councils, lawyers, members of the HR profession, and reporters from the national and trade media.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for London seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates