Employment Schemes

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


A recent report has found that locally run employment schemes are more effective than the Government's Work Programme, and London Councils has called for the devolution of unemployment support. Do you agree that better services can be provided at a local level and will you lobby the Government for greater control of funding in this area?


Answer for Employment Schemes

Answer for Employment Schemes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Government's Work Programme has only had one set of interim results published. It is too early for comparisons across employment programmes commissioned at local levels to be made.