Next Stage of Devolution to the GLA (Adult Education)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1856
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Agreement refers to the announcement in the Autumn Statement that the Adult Education Budget will be devolved to London from 2019-20. Is it your understanding that any proposed transfer of the Work and Health Programme will go directly to the London Boroughs?

Answer

Answer for Next Stage of Devolution to the GLA (Adult Education)

Answer for Next Stage of Devolution to the GLA (Adult Education)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Department for Work and Pensions funding for the Work and Health programme in London will be devolved to the London Boroughs, along with a proportion of London's European Social Fund allocation that I am using to match fund the programme. 

Each sub-region has nominated a single local authority to be the lead accountable body for the procurement of the programme.

The sub-regions, along with the DWP, London Councils and the GLA will continue to coordinate activity through a pan-London Joint Governance board throughout the lifetime of the programme.