LSIP report approved by the Department for Education

August 4, 2023

The Chamber submitted their Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) report to the Department for Education on 31 May 2023. It has since been approved by the Secretary of State and is now available to view at

The LSIP report builds upon existing research and skills analysis, including the CPCA’s Employment and Skills Strategy and provides details of the employer skills needs identified by the Chambers through engagement with a wide range of businesses.  The LSIP highlights solutions to the challenges employers have reported in navigating the skills system and sets out a roadmap for taking collaborative action in response.

Throughout the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), the Chamber engaged with businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to establish five priority sectors and work will continue in each of these areas to understand the challenges and solutions for addressing the skills gaps across the region. In addition, the LSIP highlights cross-sector themes which will enable skills gaps to be addressed more effectively across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


The Chambers LSIP Project Manager, Adeline Winshaw, said:

“At its very core, the project seeks to ensure the employer voice is heard within the skills system and that the recommendations result from engagement with local employers. Obtaining input from a high proportion of micro and small businesses, alongside collaboration with other business representative organisations has been instrumental in achieving this.

It was vital that the LSIP was a result of consultation with a wide range of stakeholders across the region and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has given up their time to share their views.”


Newly appointed Chamber Chief Executive, Charlotte Horobin, said:

“We are delighted to be able to share this report and our recommendations with the region. Being able to recruit a workforce with the right skills is vital for business growth and the skills agenda sits at the heart of this.

As we move forward into the next stage of the project, Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce will continue to consult and support employers with their skills challenges, as the designated Employer Representative Body. We look forward to supporting partners across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the delivery of our recommendations.”

Visit our website to read the LSIP and learn more about the next steps.