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Councils need to be at heart of Levelling Up ambitions

@LGAcomms: Councils need to be at heart of #LevellingUp ambitions  Placing councils at the heart of the Government’s levelling up ambitions would help create job and career opportunities where they are most needed as the nation recovers from the pandemic, the Local Government Association said today (18 Jun).

LGA survey: £118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year

A total of £118 million for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets in England this year due to a government change in how Pupil Premium funding is calculated, a new survey by the Local Government Association (@LGAcomms) reveals.

2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced

@LGAcomms - 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced 

‘Catch-up’ education programme needs rethink to solve soaring inequalities and poverty exposed by pandemic

Existing vulnerabilities and learning gaps have been exacerbated by the pandemic to such an extent that they are unlikely to be solved by a quick “catch-up” initiative, the Local Government Association warns today (25 Mar) in a new report, "Better connected: How local education and children’s services in England have responded to the coronavirus pandemic".

Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions

Addressing long-term unemployment as a result of the pandemic will require a joint endeavour between national and local government, the Local Government Association (@LGAcomms) sets out today ahead of the Budget, as a new report by the Learning and Work Institute is published into long-term unemployment projections.

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