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Birmingham City Council: Food System Strategy 2022-2030

The Birmingham Food System Strategy is the city’s ambitious eight-year approach to creating a bold, sustainable, healthy and thriving food system.

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Birmingham City Council: Food System Strategy 2022-2030

Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Keeping Well this Winter

In December 2020, Greater Manchester's Ageing Hub and partners launched a campaign to support older people who are not online with practical information to keep well in winter.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Keeping Well this Winter

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council: Fuel Your Knowledge

Calderdale Council hosted 'Fuel Your Knowledge', an event attended by people from across health, voluntary, banking and education sectors to understand how partnership working can support those affected by the rising cost of living.

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Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council: Fuel Your Knowledge

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

The LGA are supportive of a revision to current funding in order to simplify and take into account current housing pressures, but have some concerns about the proposals suggested as they are not necessarily reflective of current strains on homelessness services and will have an extremely adverse effect on London in particular.

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

Scarborough Borough Council: HVO fleet decarbonisation trial

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council and demonstrate leadership locally, regionally, and nationally, Scarborough Borough Council has rolled out hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) into almost two thirds of its fleet vehicles. The fuel is being used as a straight replacement for diesel in the majority of the diesel fleet, from bin wagons to ride-on mowers. Over the course of a full year, the project could lower emissions by up to 900 tCO2e.

Scarborough Borough Council: HVO fleet decarbonisation trial

LGA responds to EDSK report calling for more skills devolution

“As this report highlights, we need to move away from a top-down, centralised approach to skills. Employment support should also be devolved to local leaders to get the best value for money from the billions currently spent by government on various disjointed national schemes."

LGA responds to EDSK report calling for more skills devolution

LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness

"In particular, we are calling for a fair, accessible and sufficient mainstream benefits system providing financial stability for low income households, protecting those who are unable to work, reducing health inequalities and linking effectively with key local partners to improve job opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing."

LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness

Cost of living

The latest news and best practice related to local government and cost of living.

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