Councils Call on Government to ‘Fast Track’ More County Devolution Deals

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England’s largest councils have called for the government to ‘fast track’ more devolution deals in county areas to kick-start an adult education revolution, as the number of people taking part in adult education and apprenticeships has fallen by a fifth. New data compiled by the County Councils Network (CCN) reveals that the number of adults taking part in adult education, training, traineeships and apprenticeships in county areas last year dropped by almost 200,000 people – a fall of 19% – compared to 2018, despite high-profile government programmes designed to incentivise participation. Click here for more.