CLF’s jobs market has grown substantially since the economic crisis, but the changing nature of work in central London presents acute challenges for central London residents.
CLF’s labour market has performed well since the financial crisis. Over half a million jobs have been created in central London in the period 2010-15, accounting for 64% of London’s total jobs growth. The employment rate is now the highest on record, and a growing share of the newly created jobs are in high-value, highly paid sectors such as professional and business services, finance, and ICT, which alone account for 40% of jobs in central London.
Yet, CLF boroughs face several challenges that we are working collectively to address:
We have developed a skills strategy to support our residents to access the quality employment opportunities available in central London. Our boroughs are working together and with other local stakeholders to deliver on the recommendations included in this strategy. Additional work includes commissioning research on low pay in central London, and developing a new way for providers and employers in the health and social work sector to come together to form an outcomes-based agreement around skills.
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IES research on the impact of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the central London labour market.
This research by Steer explores the geographic nature of employment in central London.
Independent research commissioned by Central London Forward from BOP Consulting.
The current and future impact of COVID-19 on London’s retail and hospitality sectors. Independent research from WPI Economics on the various factors affecting the retail and hospitality sectors.
Updated research from WPI Economics on hospitality and retail.
This agreement was developed in partnership with Shared Intelligence, following engagement with local authorities, employers and skills providers.
Health & Social Care Outcomes Agreement Launch - 21st June 2021
Central London Recovery Tracker - June 2021
Tracker - September 2021
CLF has submitted our response to proposed funding reforms to the FE system. We have highlighted that this reform should not come at the cost of London’s funding levels, and the wider role of Adult Co
CLF: Response to GLA Adult Education Roadmap Consultation – CLF has submitted our response to the GLA’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) Roadmap consultation. The Roadmap will set the direction for the AE
Presentation summarising the key data and analysis from the London Green Jobs and Skills report.
Central London Recovery Tracker – October 2021
This is the first stage of independent research commissioned by CLF from WPI Economics which looks at the impact of COVID-19 on inequality in health, the labour market, education and skills, business
CL Recovery Tracker 2022
CLF Recovery Tracker
Central London Recovery Tracker 2022
Tracker June 2022
CLF Tracker - September 2022
CL Recovery Tracker - November 2022
This submission argues that central London can play a vital role in driving the national economic recovery, and in levelling up post-pandemic.
CLF: Response to Work and Pensions Committee call for evidence on the government’s Plan for Jobs and employment support.