Unemployment rate in Tottenham

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4878
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Tottenham currently has the highest unemployment rate in London which stands at 6.8 per cent.  What action are you taking to tackle this?

Answer

Answer for Unemployment rate in Tottenham

Answer for Unemployment rate in Tottenham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am working with Haringey Council on a number of projects in Tottenham to improve people's opportunities and chances of securing employment. In particular;

       I am directly funding a new Enterprise Centre at 639 Tottenham to offer people affordable workspace where people and new businesses are mentored and supported through the early days and years of their business idea

       I am also directly funding a new employment and skills project to provide people with the skills necessary to secure work and to provide businesses with the support to help them grow

       I am also working with Haringey Council to help them put in place a long term employment and skills programme for Tottenham

In addition, the Skills & Employment Working Group of the London Enterprise Panel is tasked with ensuring that all Londoners have the ability to compete for the opportunities available in London's jobs market. To do this, they are developing the ESI Funds London strategy, which will invest around £451m from 2014-220 into Skills and Employment programmes using European Social Funding to support Londoners into or to progress within work. This is feeding into our work in Tottenham.