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LGA responds to joint report on £1bn Youth Guarantee, education and employment support

“Councils and combined authorities are already working closely with employers, colleges and many others involved in education and job-training to make sure that nobody is left behind after we get through this crisis, as they are ideally placed to bring employment and skills initiatives together."

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LGA responds to the Office for National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training

Chair of the Local Government Association’s City Regions Board, Sir Richard Leese, responds to the Office for National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs).

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LGA responds to CIPD report on under-investment in training

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development into employers’ under-investment in training.

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LGA responds to Education Secretary’s apprenticeship announcement

“The Government needs to act fast and work with councils if they are to boost the number of apprenticeships and drive local economic growth."