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Job Creation: Working Neighbourhoods Fund

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has issued on the recording of jobs created directly in Working Neighbourhoods Fund priority areas. (187411)

The Working Neighbourhoods Fund will be paid as part of the new Area-Based Grant—a non-ring-fenced general grant—from April 2008. In accordance with the freedoms and flexibilities afforded to local authorities through the local government White Paper we will not be placing any additional burdens on local authorities to report on the use of any part of the grant outside the 198 National Indicators. Performance on tackling worklessness will be monitored as part of these 198 indicators, but not specifically the number of jobs created.