Long-term Worklessness

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A new study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found that 3.4% of working age households in Central London is made up of people who have never had a job, almost three times higher than the UK average. They conclude that many of those affected are young people who have been unable to find work after leaving education. What steps will you take to provide help and advice for Londoners entering the job market?


Answer for Long-term Worklessness

Answer for Long-term Worklessness

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In June 2015, I launched the London Ambitions careers offer for all young Londoners (https://lep.london/sites/default/files/documents/publication/London%20Ambitions%20Careers%20Offer.pdf).  The report proposes seven key evidence-based elements designed to underpin a coherent careers framework for all young people regardless of the particular school or college that they attend.

The LEP's Skills and Employment Working Group is also working closely with Prospects, the National Careers Service provider, to develop the new Inspiration Agenda, creating networks across schools, colleges and employers.