Press Statements

SEEC reacts to the Prime Minister’s skills speech

The Chairman of South East England Councils (SEEC) has reacted to the Prime Minister’s skills speech, Councillor Roy Perry said: “An essential component of the UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19 will be ensuring that businesses have a sufficient supply of suitably skilled workers, and are able to adapt to changing demands. The Prime Minister rightly …

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SEEC reacts to Chancellors Winter Recovery Plan

The Chairman of South East England Councils (SEEC) has reacted to the Chancellor’s additional financial support measures to help mitigate the impact of further restrictions brought about by an increase in Covid-19 cases. Cllr Roy Perry said: “With the furlough scheme expiring and unemployment expected to rise, we welcome the new intervention from the Chancellor, …

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SEEC says talk to us Prime Minister!

Reacting to the Prime Minister’s announcement of enhanced measures to contain and counter the spread of Covid-19, South East England Councils (SEEC) has urged an enhanced dialogue with Councils across the South East region. Chairman of SEEC, Councillor Roy Perry said: “Understandably, based on the best advice, the Prime Minister has announced additional measures to …

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News Release: Elected ‘Metro’ Mayors opposed in the South East

Elected ‘Metro’ Mayors opposed in the South East Councillors in the South East of England have voiced opposition to government plans to introduce elected ‘metro style’ mayors across the region. That was the clear finding in new polling undertaken by Savanta ComRes for South East England Councils (SEEC) published today. The poll of 275 local …

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News Release: Time for Boris to deliver more Town Hall, less Whitehall

Reacting to the new Localis – LGA report on Fiscal Devolution, South East England Councils Chair (SEEC), Cllr Roy Perry said: “As the report highlights, England remains one of the most centralised nations in the world even though consecutive governments have pledged to devolve powers and responsibilities to local areas. Despite this, councils the length and …

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News Release: SEEC initial response to Chancellor’s Statement

Reacting to the Chancellor’s statement, the Chair of South East England Councils, Cllr Roy Perry said: “The Chancellor moved well to help and support the country at this time of great challenge with a suite of notable measures. Districts, cities and counties throughout the South East have many young people that could benefit from training opportunities via …

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