“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
“Improving the mismatch between the skills employers need and the support and training being offered to jobseekers is vital to tackle a host of other challenges our country faces, from health and social care to housing."
Responding to the VisitBritain/VisitEngland annual review on tourism spending in Britain, which revealed that visitors spent £951 million in the last financial year as a result of VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s investment, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:
“Councils play a crucial role in leading and creating a thriving visitor economy, but it is important they are properly resourced. “As the biggest investors in place, council cultural services, as well as planning, business support, highways and environmental health are fundamental to