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LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

“Using their local leadership, knowledge of the local labour market and ability to bring partners together, councils are uniquely placed to deliver a coherent, local joined-up offer to help people get back into work and training, backed up by the right funding.”

LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

Blog post: Developing partnerships, changing futures - Jacki Bell, Durham Energy Institute, and Maggie Bosanquet, Durham County Council

Partnership working provides a critical opportunity for diverse groups to share and expand best practice and to build agency among different stakeholders. UCL and the LGA put this technique into practice, hosting a workshop to connect academics and local authorities and investigate the immediate challenges facing councils on their journey to achieving net zero.

Blog post: Developing partnerships, changing futures - Jacki Bell, Durham Energy Institute, and Maggie Bosanquet, Durham County Council

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ)

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ), co-founded and led by Epping Forest District Council, is a cross-sector, cross-border partnership seeking to explore the opportunities of digital infrastructure, applications and innovations to future-proof local economies and the provision of health and social care. The DIZ is delivered in partnership with Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council as well as five district councils (Broxbourne, East Herts, Epping Forest, Harlow, and Uttlesford), and partners from the health, higher and further education, voluntary and community sectors and the private sector. The DIZ has an ambition to be recognised as a ‘beacon’ area for place-based digital innovation. applications and innovations, to future proof local economies and the provision of health and social care.

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ)

East Staffordshire Borough Council: Boosting prosperity through skills, education and employment in Burton upon Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council successfully bid for £23.8 million of funding to regenerate Burton upon Trent. Collaborating with key partners including the universities, colleges and the county council has been key to accessing the towns fund and drive regeneration. In doing so, the council aims to cement itself as a place of learning and opportunity and help close the skills gap to achieve long term economic prosperity locally and regionally.

East Staffordshire Borough Council: Boosting prosperity through skills, education and employment in Burton upon Trent

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: The WorkShop

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council launched the Workshop, an Employment, Training and Skills Hub in the town centre. Utilising its successful bid for Accelerated Town Deal Funding the council repurposed a vacant shop situated in the town centre to create the hub. Through this space, local residents are provided with personalised career support to help them access training, employment or education advice to facilitate their ambition to deliver an economically prosperous and inclusive borough.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: The WorkShop

Changes to local authority powers and duties: Health protection, Children’s services, Education, Non-domestic rating and resulting from new and updated Coronavirus Regulations 2021

This is a guide and not legal advice and so if you are unsure or have any concerns about the meaning of or applicability of the Act or any of the provisions made under the Act you should seek your own detailed legal advice.

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Changes to local authority powers and duties: Health protection, Children’s services, Education, Non-domestic rating and resulting from new and updated Coronavirus Regulations 2021