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The 2014 London Business Survey (LBS) is an innovative survey designed by the Office for National Statistics, on behalf of the London Enterprise Panel and the GLA. The survey collected information from a representative sample of private sector businesses in London in May-July 2014.

This dataset contains information on skills, training, and apprenticeships corresponding with Section 7 of the London Business Survey 2014: Main Findings report.

Information is provided on:

  • London businesses that did upskilling, training and development of their employees, and the number of employees that working for such businesses.

  • The sources of training used by London businesses, including on-the-job learning, in-house training courses, and long and short courses with external providers

  • Business use of external providers of long courses including further education colleges, adult education colleges, universities and other private businesses

  • London Businesses employing apprentices

  • Business awareness and receipt of grants available for apprenticeships

  • London businesses employing staff with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills

As with any survey, the 2014 LBS is based on a sample and as such is subject to variability in the results. Care should therefore be taken in interpreting the survey findings. For all estimates, lower and upper limits of 95% confidence intervals are provided in the data files to assist with interpretation. The LBS results represent the population of business units in London. A business unit is defined as a site/workplace, which may also be a head office if the head office is in London. It will be the whole business in the case of businesses which only have one site, or part of the business in the case of multi-site firms.

The results are presented by enterprise size band and industry sector.