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LDA: The Equality and Diversity Agenda. Arun Batra Director – Equality and Diversity. 6 th September 2006. The Role of the LDA. The Mayor’s agency for business and jobs 1 of 9 Regional Development Agencies LDA investment budget for 2005-06 = £405m/PS How we work

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lda the equality and diversity agenda

LDA: The Equality and Diversity Agenda

Arun Batra

Director – Equality and Diversity

6th September 2006

the role of the lda
The Role of the LDA
  • The Mayor’s agency for business and jobs
  • 1 of 9 Regional Development Agencies
  • LDA investment budget for 2005-06 = £405m/PS
  • How we work
      • EDS – Mayor’s strategy to develop London

- Places and infrastructure, People, Enterprise, M&P

      • Corporate Plan – LDA business plan
areas of achievement
Areas of Achievement
  • How we work
  • CIP (Corporate Investment Panel)
  • Specific Equality Investment-Approx £40m (£75m inc Opps Funds)
  • Specific investment in BAME business support- £43m
  • Opportunities Fund £50m – 78 projects – 15,000 BAME - 14,000 women – 5,000 disabled
  • Rigorous performance monitoring – 24 measurements – budget allocation/forecast spend
  • Level 5 - ESLG
areas of achievement1
Areas of Achievement
  • Targets – BAME WOMEN DISABLED
  • Business Link Transition- £23m per year
  • Diversity Works for London – £10m over 4 years
  • Stephen Lawrence Centre, Bernie Grant Centre, Wembley, Rich Mix
london s challenges
London’s challenges
  • High unemployment rate.
  • High child poverty rate.
  • Barriers to employment and skills needs.
  • High costs.
  • Health inequalities.
  • Pollution issues.
  • Transport.
challenges
Challenges
  • Equality and Diversity Strategy (sophistication)
    • Economic activity of Muslim women
    • Employment Support – Disabled/Bangladeshi/Pakistani
    • (esp women)
    • Business support – Black Carib/African Carib/Black Others
    • Skills training –Bangladeshi/Black Carib/Muslium/Mix Race
olympics challenge
Olympics - Challenge
  • LDA delivers on key commitments/diversity and legacy
  • LETF
    • Construction Skills Training
    • Volunteer Programme
    • Local Labour and Business Scheme
  • Olympic Intelligence and Forecasting Unit
  • Olympic Business Club
  • ODA/Listed Authority
  • Legacy
    • 29 days
    • 250k jobs
    • 100k new homes
olympics challenge1
Olympics - Challenge
  • Procurement Opportunities
    • www.london2012.com/business
    • www.tendertowin.com
    • PDP substantial expansion
    • NSMDC
    • Procurement Strategy
  • Robustness of Contracts
    • PQQs (Diversity Dividend)
    • Questionnaires