Gender inequalities in the labour market

With thanks to our volunteer Sangeetha Ilanko for her support in producing this blog. Women in London continue to experience disadvantage in the work place, with persistent gender gaps in relation to labour force participation, pay, quality of jobs, and hours worked. A new report from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power examines [Read more]

Employment and skills survey now open!

        VCSE Employment and Skills Providers: 2016 Survey Are you a VCSE organisation providing employment and skills support to Londoners? Please spend five minutes filling out our survey and help LVSC understand your needs and those of the people you support.  London, the labour market and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector are [Read more]

Autumn budget: LVSC update

LVSC has released its initial analysis of the autumn budget announced yesterday. Our view on apprenticeships and employment: As expected, apprenticeships featured heavily. Following the announcement in the summer budget of an employer levy to fund 3 million new apprenticeships, the Chancellor clarified this will amount to 0.5% of employer pay bills where the payroll [Read more]

London Assembly Economy Committee: Survey on work hours

The London Assembly Economy Committee is currently conducting an investigation into the changing nature of London’s labour markets since 2008. The focus is on changes to the size and structure of the labour market, in particular employment, earnings and labour market productivity. To inform this picture, the Economy Committee is looking for evidence of increasing [Read more]

Survey on the future of civil society infrastructure in London

London Funders, working with London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC), Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and others has commissioned research to look into the future of civil society infrastructure in London. Full details here:  http://londonfunders.org.uk/what-we-do/london-funders-projects/review-londons-civil-society-support/future-civil-society-support The research seeks to understand how civil society in the capital can best be supported in order to make the biggest difference [Read more]

London Assembly’s report on the third sector is a step in the right direction

There is much to be welcomed in A Helping Hand, the London Assembly’s review into the role of the third sector in employment and skills. It recognises of the distinctive contribution made by the sector. There is a clear-eyed view of some of the key difficulties facing voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working [Read more]

New guidance on health inequalities and employment

Public Health England, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Health Equity, has issued new guidance on promoting good quality jobs to reduce health inequalities. The guidance acknowledges the impact that work can have in health, and that health adverse work conditions are concentrated in more disadvantaged social groups. The authors provide a helpful summary [Read more]

Reminder: London Datastore

All VCS organisations – whether their activities involve providing services, campaigning or anything else – need to be on top of what’s happening in the areas they operate in. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, the GLA’s London Datastore is an incredibly useful resource. The London Borough Profiles and Atlas present a general picture [Read more]