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Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017

This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.

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Work Local - Our vision for Employment and Skills

We have one of the most centralised employment and skills systems in the developed world. Different central government departments and their agencies are directly responsible for employment and skills policy, design, funding and oversight. Local areas have little ability to influence priorities, funding or delivery.

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Work Local - Our vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills services - full report

Across the country, there are significant employment and skills challenges which we believe the fragmented national system is at best failing to address and, at worst, contributing to.

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Skills for future growth: tackling skills gaps and supporting growth

A series of case studies which demonstrate innovative skills and employment projects

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Realising Talent: supporting people with multiple needs into work

LGA's proposal for a devolved employment support, put forward to the DWP and the Treasury in November 2015. 

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Skills to build: creating the houses and jobs our communities need

Among other things, it finds that: • Government has set out an ambitious house building and infrastructure programme which will put demands on the construction industry. 

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Realising Talent: a new framework for devolved employment and skills

Realising Talent: a new framework for devolved employment and skills is the third and final report in a 2014-2015 series, setting out the challenges for our employment and skills system and proposing ways it can be improved.

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Realising Talent for everyone

Realising Talent for everyone is the second report in a 2014-2015 series of three, setting out the challenges for our employment and skills system and proposing ways it can be improved.

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Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

This report, commissioned by the LGA and published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), examines how a sample of councils, working with local partners, designed and delivered schemes to provide one-to-one mentoring, training, work placements and apprenticeships.

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Must knows children: Careers and raising the participation age (RPA)

The Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) requires young people to continue in education, training or apprenticeships to the age of 18 by 2015.