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LGA: The Apprenticeship Levy needs improvement to reach its potential

“Councils support the Government's ambition to create 3 million apprenticeships. Good apprenticeships can give people the experience, skills and understanding that can often lead straight into a full-time job. However the Apprenticeship Levy must be improved in order to reach its potential."

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LGA responds to new Wildlife Trusts guidelines

“Councils are committed to seeing housing developments that protect and enhance the natural environment and enable wildlife habitats to thrive and flourish."

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LGA responds to launch of new housing agency

“Councils must be part of the solution to our chronic housing shortage and able to resume their historic role as a major builder of affordable homes."

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LGA responds to Government's 25-year Environment Plan

“We want to work with supermarkets and manufacturers so that we avoid having unrecyclable waste in the first place, and would urge them to switch to recyclable packaging where possible.”

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LGA: British Chambers of Commerce skills research shows radical reform needed to tackle crisis

“Twelve million people – the combined population of London, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire – will be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2024."

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LGA responds to Government's annual devolution report

"It is disappointing that this report, which has taken the Government 10 months to publish, confirms that there were no new devolution deals in 2016/17"

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LGA on farming subsidies: local areas also need clarity on EU regional aid funding post Brexit

"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, it is essential that this funding to local areas is fully replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid."

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NHS winter crisis should prompt government to fully fund social care, warn councils

“Extra funding for social care can empower councils to prioritise prevention work which is key to reducing the pressures on the health service and keeping people out of hospital in the first place. This will help alleviate the chances of winter crises happening in the future."

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LGA responds to plans to publish new guidance on anti-social behaviour powers

“Councils will take a proportionate approach to using the tools at their disposal to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.“

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LGA responds to DfE boarding school announcement

“This initiative provides another option for social workers considering what would work best for individual children and families.“