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Making the system work

Local areas should take the lead on ensuring services are integrated, built around people and based on economic need.

Local Growth

Our 6 devolution asks

We think local areas across the UK should have more say over learning, skills and employment.

In England, we’re proposing six priorities for devolution which will foster local talent to drive sustained growth

Life skills for all

Local areas should be able to try new ways to help all adults gain essential life skills. Our Citizens’ Curriculum is a new way to do this and save money for public services.

Charles Riley

World class apprenticeships

Local areas should have a key role working with employers to increase Apprenticeships.

Caters Canley

Helping low paid workers progress

We’re calling for a Career Advancement Service to tackle low pay and boost progression and productivity.

Improving our skills

Improving our skills base

Local areas should have a role in boosting demand for vital intermediate skills which hold back business growth, by increasing take-up of Advanced Learning Loans.

Delivering Employment

Delivering full employment

Employment support should be co-commissioned, and devolved to local areas where they show this would boost results.