Jobs and Growth Plan for London (BAME Employment)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1301
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Jobs and Growth Plan for London, states that Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups face greater challenges when competing for work in the capital, where BAME employment is 8.9 percentage points below the London average employment rate. What specific action are you taking to tackle this inequality?

Answer

Answer for Jobs and Growth Plan for London (BAME Employment)

Answer for Jobs and Growth Plan for London (BAME Employment)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is significant support available to help Londoners from all backgrounds enter work. This includes a significant number of European Social Fund projects, Department for Work and Pensions and locally commissioned borough support. I am particularly pleased that the Apprenticeships Campaign I am leading has excellent take-up amongst London's BAME population. In the last academic year 19.8 per cent of apprenticeships starts were taken by BAME Londoners set against the BAME proportion of London's working age population of 12.9 per cent.