Economic Inactivity and Equality

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to MQ 2014/2650 you state that ESF funding has supported employment schemes to reduce the employment gap. You also stated that the European Structural and Investment Funds strategy includes women as a key target group. Please provide greater detail on each, listing precise schemes, when they were live and how successful any internal audits deemed them to be?


Answer for Economic Inactivity and Equality

Answer for Economic Inactivity and Equality

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Neither the programme nor key targets for participation have yet been agreed by the Government and European Commission for the 2014-20 European Social Fund in England. But target groups are likely to be similar to those for 2007-13: disabled people, people over 50 years old, ethnic minorities and women.

Most 2007-13 participation targets have been exceeded at a programme level in London, and internal (and external) audits for the London programme have been unqualified.

Details of the hundreds of projects supported in London can be found here: