Social Security (3)

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have previously told the Assembly that you are not directly monitoring the impact of welfare reform in London. However, are you monitoring the effectiveness of localised welfare assistance schemes, and how?


Answer for Social Security (3)

Answer for Social Security (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Through the London Enterprise Panel's Growth Deal, the GLA, London Councils and London's boroughs are working together to test and demonstrate to Government the feasibility of local areas taking greater ownership for supporting the hardest to help to achieve self-sufficiency through greater local integration of a range of welfare and employment support services.  The London Enterprise Panel and London Government partners will work with the Government to jointly design a number of pilots to support hard to reach groups into sustained employment as set out in the London's Growth Deal response.  This will help to test the effectiveness of localised schemes.