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LGA responds to Government's work, health and disability plan

“Unless councils and local partners are effectively involved in the design and commissioning of employment support, then it will be difficult to apply a national approach led by Whitehall to addressing the economic and demographic variations of different areas.

LGA responds to Government's Career Break Returner Programme

“We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of supporting the return of good experienced social workers back into the profession."

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Local solution to 12 million caught in skills gap by 2024

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, new research for the Local Government Association estimates today.