The survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s Research and Information team in July-August 2021 in order that a forthcoming refresh of the LGA’s Work Local proposals be better informed by local authorities’ views of the effectiveness of the current system.
In November 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned York Consulting LLP to undertake a project to support the sector through action learning; to better understand those not in education, employment, or training (NEET); and those at risk of becoming NEET.
As we look ahead towards the future, we now stand ready to play an equal part with Government to support an inclusive economic recovery – helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.
Local communities want better jobs, opportunities to improve their skills and ultimately more prosperous lives. This means that Work Local – the LGA's ambitious but practical programme to improve employment and skills services in England through local public-private collaborations – is needed more than ever.