Localising employment programme funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1322
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree with London Councils that the funding for future Department for Work and Pensions employment programmes should be devolved to boroughs and the GLA?

Answer

Answer for Localising employment programme funding

Answer for Localising employment programme funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My focus for my second term is on ensuring that London's economy grows and creates opportunities for unemployed Londoners to enter the labour market. Greater oversight or devolution of employment programmes is not currently a priority, particularly given that the Work Programme is only two years into its delivery stage.