Economic Inactivity and Equality (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-02
Session date: 
July 2, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2561
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given you are previously on record as having said that "some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy" is an inequality between the sexes in economic activity in London something that concerns you?

Answer

Answer for Economic Inactivity and Equality (2)

Answer for Economic Inactivity and Equality (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to ensuring that all Londoners have the opportunity to take part in London's economic success, access sustainable employment and progress in their careers and to achieve reduction in the employment gap between different groups of Londoners by gender, parenthood, ethnicity, disability and age.

2007-13 European Social Funding has supported a range of employment schemes to help reduce the employment gap between different groups of Londoners including by gender. The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds strategy also includes women as a key target group.