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Young people working

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."

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LGA responds to centre for cities report on skills gap

Cllr Sir Richard Leese CBE, Chair of the LGA's City Regions Board responds to the Centre for Cities skills report.

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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LGA responds to NAO report on apprenticeships

“With a 26 per cent fall in apprenticeship starts between 2015/16 and 2017/18 and many employers still struggling to spend their funds nearly two years after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, further reform to enable greater local flexibility is desperately needed."

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LGA responds to NAO report on supporting disabled people into work

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association People and Places Board, responds to the National Audit Office report on supporting disabled people into work.

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

"Between 2010 and 2020, councils have lost 60p out of every £1 they received from the Government to provide services."

Tourism

LGA responds to Prime Minister new tourism sector deal announcement

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to today's tourism sector deal announcement by the Prime Minister.

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LGA responds to public accounts committee apprenticeship report

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on apprenticeships.

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LGA responds to Resolution Foundation’s skills report

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People & Places Board, responds to the Resolution Foundation’s skills report.

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LGA responds to the Government announcement of changes to the apprenticeship levy

Cllr Sir Richard Leese, Chair of the LGA’s City Regions Board, responds to the Government announcement of changes to the Apprenticeship Levy.