Tackling Worklessness: A Review of the contribution and role of local authorities and partnerships
Cllr Stephen Houghton's review into the role of local authorities in tackling worklessness. The report contains a number of recommendations including a requirement for local authorities to undertake worklessness assessments and the freedom to publish Work and Skills Plans. The report argues that integrated work and skills budgets should be made available and a challenge fund established to support deprived areas.
Also attached below is the Government response to the review.