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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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LGA responds to Prince's Trust report into 'looming skills crisis'

“Improving the mismatch between the skills employers need and the support and training being offered to jobseekers is vital to tackle a host of other challenges our country faces, from health and social care to housing."

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Centralised skills system could leave six million people behind by 2030

Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030, new research for the Local Government Association suggests today.

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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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Thousands of young people missing out on vital careers support, councils warn

School pupils and college students will miss out on a government programme designed to prepare children for life after school or higher education, councils warn today.

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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."

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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."