Employment and Skills

CLF’s labour market has performed well since the economic crash, with the number of jobs in Central London increasing by over 500,000 in the period 2010-15, and the employment rate is now the highest on record.

Yet, CLF boroughs face a number of challenges that we are working collectively to address:

  • Long-term unemployment, especially among those with health conditions and disabilities
  • A hollowing out of the labour market leaving those with low- or mid-level skills diminishing job prospects
  • A growing share of residents facing low pay
  • Brexit posing acute risks to key sectors of the economy

As well as managing a number of employment programmes for CLF’s residents, we are also developing a skills strategy to support our residents access quality employment opportunities available in Central London. The first stage of this work has been builiding an evidence base. This can be found below:

Key Resources