Social security reform (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0777
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your response to question 2015/0383, what specifically is the London Enterprise Panel doing to monitor, and react to, the implications of social security reform on the London Economy?

Answer

Answer for Social security reform (1)

Answer for Social security reform (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 383 / 2015, the LEP and London Councils' officers are working closely with colleagues in DWP on welfare reform proposals as part of the Growth Deal settlement for London.  For instance, London Government and the LEP are engaging with Central Government to influence future Work Programme provision.  The LEP is also leading the development of activities to be delivered under the new round of European Social Funds which includes supporting the hardest to help into sustainable jobs.