Poverty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5932
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Mayor of London has a number of policy objectives relating to poverty, in particular to promote voluntary take-up of the London Living Wage and also has responsibility over planning and affordable housing functions. However, does the Mayor and the London Enterprise Panel have specific objectives to reduce poverty in Greater London?

Answer

Answer for Poverty

Answer for Poverty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Economic Development Strategy, Housing Strategy, Health Inequalities Strategy, Annual Equalities Report and in my role in championing the London Living Wage, all include objectives to addressing Londoners experiencing poverty and income inequality.

The London Enterprise Panel's Jobs and Growth Plan includes a number of objectives to ensure that all Londoners have the opportunity to take part in London's economic success, access sustainable employment and progress in their careers which all relate to the challenge of reducing poverty in London.