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LG Inform Plus – Coventry City Council

This case study highlights the work that Coventry City Council has undertaken using LG Inform Plus.

Data and transparency

Solihull’s place leadership in a global crisis

Like many local authorities across the country, one of the challenges facing Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as part of its COVID-19 recovery planning, was adapting and advancing its existing commitment to developing its towns and local centres.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

The combined authority believes that devolution has increased its influencing power and that it is more involved in decisions at an earlier stage. As a result, other national bodies, such as the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), are now in discussions with the combined authority about how to devolve funding to meet its specific skills needs.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: Cornwall Council

The devolution of employment and skills led to the profile of these areas being raised within both the local authority and the LEP and has resulted in the creation of a fully resourced and funded team to manage programmes and strategy.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

"devolution is fantastic and I think we've proved we can manage it".

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: Liverpool City Region

The City Region argues that devolution has allowed it to move away from policy silos and address interconnected problems in a far more joined up way, for example Households into Work having an impact on social housing strategy.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: North of Tyne Combined Authority

Managing funding locally through devolved budgets has increased scrutiny of how money is being used to meet local skills needs.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: Tees Valley Combined Authority

The combined authority argue that devolving the skills revenue and capital funding in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund would better allow it to align all funding streams and produce a linear model which would offer support to people from transitions into work to progression in the labour market.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: West of England Combined Authority

The combined authority argues that a devolved approach has made it easier to create stronger links and have more strategic conversations about how and what is delivered, based on need.

Experiences of employment and skills devolution: West Midlands Combined Authority

The combined authority argues further devolution, whether of careers education or, as in Greater Manchester, of health would allow better join up and tailoring: “I think that is an absolutely critical missing piece of the skills and education devolution at the moment.”