Youth Unemployment Scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4363
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Government's flagship Youth Unemployment Scheme has recently been branded a failure by its own advisers, who have urged ministers to offer a "work guarantee" to jobless under 25-year-olds. Why did you not accept the proposed amendment to your budget to offer this to Londoners?

Answer

Answer for Youth Unemployment Scheme

Answer for Youth Unemployment Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am satisfied that my current budget delivers value for money for Londoners by reducing my share of the council tax and delivering significant investment in housing, transport and regeneration, thus boosting jobs and growth in the city.