In the 2017 Spring Budget the Government confirmed that it would devolve the Adult Education Budget to London from academic year 2019/20. The Mayor recognises that London’s skills systems are large and complex and that South London Partnership and the other sub regions are in a stronger position to understand the skills needs of their residents and the demand from sub-regional economies.
We want to maximise the role and influence of London`s sub-regions on the future planning, governance and delivery of skills in the region.
We will build a wider partnership with employers and skills providers to improve outcomes and better address skills needs of businesses both now and for growth.
We will develop a South London Skills Strategy which will provide the evidenced priorities and objectives for improving skills in this part of London to support productivity and growth in our economy and the inclusion and economic independence of residents.
We are also working closely with the Mayor and his team to help develop the wider London skills system. Read our response to his consultation Draft Skills for Londoners Strategy, submitted in December 2017.