The government should now launch an initiative to encourage people to join the social work profession.
Just as in policing there is an emphasis on civilians to help with paperwork, we must free up trained and experienced social workers to focus on children, not bureaucracy.
We need a stronger national voice for social workers which leads to a change in how the profession is viewed and its ability to represent itself to other professional bodies and with central government.
Help for first time buyers and other housing market measures will be welcome.
The government is also looking at further benefits including enhanced capital allowances; the use of Tax Incremental Finance; and extra help from UK Trade and Investment on inward investment and trade opportunities.
Many in local government will ask why should only a few areas have the freedoms and benefits of Enterprise Zone status while the majority lose out?
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