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LGA: Over a million new green jobs could be created by 2050

Nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050, the Local Government Association reveals today in a new report.

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LGA responds to ONS figures showing annual rise in NEETs

“Devolving careers advice, post-16 and skills budgets and powers to local areas, would allow councils, schools, colleges and employers to work together to improve provision for young people so that they can get on in life.”

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Coronavirus: emergency grant funding needed to support vulnerable adult learners

Council-run adult education providers should be eligible for urgent grant funding in the same way schools and colleges are in order to scale up the number of courses they deliver remotely.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to key workers definition

“Across the country, councils and their staff - are on the frontline in the battle against this disease"

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£1.5 billion funding boost needed to reverse record low number of adult learners

In order to boost support for disadvantaged adults, the LGA is urging the Government to at least double the Adult Education Budget – some of which funds local authority adult and community education provision – from £1.5 billion to £3 billion.

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LGA responds to UK2070 Commission report on regional inequality

“As the Commission rightly shows, a centralised employment and skills system run from Whitehall is not the most effective way to support people find a job or progress to more rewarding work, something the LGA has long called to be devolved."

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LGA responds to immigration points-based system announcement

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s plan for a points-based immigration system.

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LGA responds to MAC report on immigration salary thresholds

"As the country faces significant skills challenges, councils must be involved in the development of any new immigration system."

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to national skills fund announcement

“Councils are uniquely placed to ensure communities benefit from the skills our country needs and maximise the opportunities of improving our skills and employment system."

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Devolve powers and funding to get more young people into work, LGA says as NEET numbers rise

“With more than 790,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is vital that more young people have the opportunities to increase their skills and retrain, so we can drive up productivity and start to close local skills gaps."