Many Hands:Making Employment and Skills work for London

The backdrop to this joint LVSC/ERSA event is the impact of ‘Brexit’ in terms of potential loss of a huge income stream from the European Social Fund, as well as the increased demands for further devolution for London, particularly from the newly elected Mayor for London Sadiq Khan. This in turn represents an opportunity to [Read more]

Youth Innovation Fund and Team London Volunteering ESF Briefing Event

The GLA held a ‘Youth Innovation Fund and Team London Volunteering ESF Briefing Event’ at City Hall on 27 June 2016. Links to the presentation, Q&A and GLA ESF Mailing List can be found here:”

Networking for ESF 10th May 2016: A VCS Assist Event

About this event Aimed at those organisations interested in bidding for DWP SFA ESF programmes this half day event provided an opportunity for networking and discussion. Over the course of the morning we heard from the EPMU Unit at the GLA who gave a brief update on the ESF programme and from London Councils who [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]

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]

GLA publishes Q&A factsheet on the 2014-2020 ESF programme in London

From the Greater London Authority: The London Enterprise Panel (LEP) has been notionally awarded €791m (about £678m) to deliver the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund programmes for 2014-20, as part of England-wide programmes. These sums are doubled once the required match funding element is added. We have published a Question & Answer [Read more]

Latest details on London ESF 2014-2020 programme

Papers to this week’s LEP Skills and Employment Working Group meeting are online and include useful summaries of current programme proposals for the upcoming London ESF programme. We’re working on an update briefing paper (to be uploaded soon), but in the meantime here are links to the key papers: ESIF Update – Adult update and Final Youth [Read more]

“How do I find the youth unemployment rate for my borough?” (or any other labour market stats)

A youth organisation just emailed me this question: do you have unemployment stats for 16-24 Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Newham? I’ve pasted my response below. It’s reasonably easy to find this information yourself, and I think a lot of organisations will find this useful in assessing need, planning their services, writing bids, etc. If you’re reasonably comfortable [Read more]

How did you do in the 2012/13 Employability Performance Ratings for London?

LINK: 2012/2013 London Employability Performance Ratings have now been published on the London Datastore website. There are fewer VCS providers with high ratings this year, in fact over all there are more 0, 1, and 2 star ratings that 3s and 4s. This may reflect the fact that the period covers the start up phase [Read more]