2012 Employment Legacy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4599
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Investment and Performance Board's latest performance report for the 2012 Employment Legacy project is very poor, due to its employment outcomes being below target. Can you comprehensively explain why this is the case and how you plan to improve on this?

Answer

Answer for 2012 Employment Legacy

Answer for 2012 Employment Legacy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2012 Employment Legacy Programme sought to reach the people that were furthest from the employment market, i.e. those that are economically inactive, as part of my convergence programme. Seetec, the delivery partner, did not have the experience in providing post-employment support to long-term economically inactive people or tracking beneficiaries in between jobs. This eventually led to delivery being scaled back and a portion of the funding being reallocated to another element of the 2012 Employment and Skills Programme.

Going forward, my convergence programme seeks to reduce the gap in employment (as well as health, education and other) outcomes between the Growth Boroughs and the rest of London. Given that engaging these groups can be the most challenging, I will continue to work with public sector partners, HE and FE institutions, the private sector and through the LLDC and the GLA to ensure the convergence programme benefits those Londoners experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage  .