Stepping up to the challenge: the government's response to tackling worklessness - a review of the contribution and role of English local authorities and partnerships

The government here welcomes the Houghton report, accepts its main recommendation that helping people to find and stay in work should be a local government priority, and describes the support put in place, strengthened integration and greater devolution, a challenge to local partnerships and support for the third sector and social enterprise. An annex summarises government response to Houghton and DWP's devolution offer.

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Communities and Local Government
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