London Growth Deal and Parental Employment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3120
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will the London Growth Deal be used to help London's parents back into the workplace?

Answer

Answer for London Growth Deal and Parental Employment

Answer for London Growth Deal and Parental Employment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Support to parents returning to work will be provided through the LEP's 2014-2020 European Social Fund allocation and therefore is not featured in the Growth Deal.

Funding agreed through the Growth Deal by Government is mostly made up of capital spend for Further Education college infrastructure, not revenue. The Growth Deal additionally includes asks for greater freedoms and flexibilities of Government provision not currently within the LEP's remit to influence or deliver.