Child poverty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1216
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

650,000 London children live in poverty, a proportion 12% higher than any other English region. What target have you set for reducing child poverty in London and what specific steps are you taking to achieve this?

Answer

Answer for Child poverty

Answer for Child poverty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am keen to reduce child poverty in London through boosting employment in the capital and reducing in-work poverty. The London Enterprise Panel's 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Strategy, which sees at least £502m to be spent on skills and employment over the next seven years, makes a specific commitment to supporting interventions that will reduce child poverty in London.