European Social Funding and parental employment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2736
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

'What discussions have you had with the London Enterprise Panel about the priorities for the next round of European Social Fund spending, and have you considered the importance of closing the parental employment gap between London and the rest of the country'

Answer

Answer for European Social Funding and parental employment

Answer for European Social Funding and parental employment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Enterprise Panel (LEP) has been tasked by Government with developing 2014-2020 European Social Fund (ESF) priorities. Draft priorities drawn up by my officials in consultation with stakeholders including London Boroughs have already been discussed at the LEP; EU funds will be discussed at next week's LEP meeting, and the consultation process will continue over the summer.

Interventions to support parents returning to work will be included in the LEP's 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy, which the Government is expected to request shortly.