Skilling London

Our report in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group calls for more attention to be paid to transferable skills to drive a step-change in London’s skills performance.

Higher education, London’s workforce and skills provision

Working paper that underpins the workforce and education sections of Getting London back to growth”

Getting Apprentices Back to Work

Our report with North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) details a seven-point plan to save apprenticeship system including increased flexibility in the use of Levy funds to financial relief for Levy-funded apprenticeships 

Immigration and Social Security Coordination Bill 

This is a second reading briefing for the Immigration and Social Security Coordination Bill. 

Delivering the Workforce of Tomorrow — Boosting England’s business-led apprenticeship system

Joint report between London First and the North West Business Leadership Team, focusing on practical asks to change the Apprenticeship system.

Global Britain — A fair and managed immigration system fit for the post-Brexit economy

Global Britain- a fair and managed immigration system fit for the post-Brexit economy. A London First and PwC report.

An Employment and Skills Action Plan for London

For the first time, business leaders across London’s sectors have come together to analyse detailed evidence on current and future labour market challenges and put in place a
comprehensive and cross-cutting Employment and Skills Action Plan for London.

LloydsWorkforceSurvey

Skills Commission Consultation

London First established the London Employment and Skills Commission to tackle London’s skills crisis head on. This consultation report sets out our proposed employment and skills action plan for London — what is required of business, and government.

Skills Call for Action

Facing Facts: the impact of migrants on London, its workforce and economy

A first of its kind analysis of the role of migration on London’s economy published by London First and PwC. Facing Facts: the impact of migrants on London, its workforce and economy’ draws on a comprehensive range of information, including detailed ONS Labour Force Survey data.

London 2036

London 2036: A new agenda for jobs and growth: In the context of huge political and economic changes, we analyse new data and provide fresh insights on: access to global talent, building on our strengths in tech and innovation and addressing gaps in infrastructure and housing.

London Calling- the contribution of international students to UK growth

By quantifying the impact of international students, we hope that this report will help politicians and policymakers maximise the contribution that universities and their students make to both London’s and the UK’s economic success.