Local Government: Recruitment

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 23rd September 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to take steps with local authorities to develop workforce plans to help ensure that they are able to recruit staff with the skills they need, including in their works departments, to support communities.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch Minister for Equalities, Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (jointly with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Local authorities are independent employers, accountable to local people. They are responsible for their own workforce arrangements. The department does not have a national workforce plan for local government but offers a range of support to help build a sustainable, resilient sector.

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