Construction Employer Accord

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


The Investment and Performance Board's latest performance report for the Construction Employer Accord project is poor, due to it underperforming on twelve month sustained employment outcomes. Can you comprehensively explain why this is the case and how you plan to improve on this?


Answer for Construction Employer Accord

Answer for Construction Employer Accord

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Construction Employer Accord seeks to engage people furthest from the employment market, i.e. those that are economically inactive, by engaging them with skills and jobs in the construction sector. Achieving twelve month sustained employment outcomes is harder in the construction sector because of the specific skills required for each project and particularly challenging when working with this group.

Whilst the programme has underperformed in achieving its twelve-month sustained employment outcome target, it has over performed in six-month sustained employment outcomes. There is, therefore, a high likelihood that there will be sufficient follow through to increase performance on the longer-term employment outcomes. Progress on this will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to identify if remedial action is required  .