Youth Services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0125
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

On 17 December 2014, students and young people protested outside City Hall against your plans to cut the Greater London Authority's education and youth service budget. Are you still going to go ahead with these plans given the large-scale opposition from Londoners?

Answer

Answer for Youth Services

Answer for Youth Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no plans to cut the Education & Youth budget and no programmes are ending earlier than planned. The GLA is proposing to increase its net contribution to education and youth programmes from £4.089m in 2014-15 to £4.308m in 2015-16 (this excludes £20m Department of Education funded programmes which are set for the current period).

Additionally the LEP is investing £129m in a European Social Funding youth employment initiative from 2015 to 2018 to deliver a high quality careers education offer, support for employers to create apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience opportunities, and support to help  those not in education, employment or training.

This investment is augmented by additional investment in children and young people across the wider GLA group on sport, health, volunteering, cadets and other initiatives.