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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation amid a national shortage of affordable housing, the Local Government Association warns today.

More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step is a Southwark Council initiative to test different approaches to managing debt to the Council – including council tax debt. Where residents volunteer to participate, the Council will immediately suspend all recovery and enforcement action for a period to allow arrangements to be set in place. Under the latest pilots, Step-by-Step also offers debtors access to free, independent debt advice available by phone or online.

Case Study

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

As part of their fleet decarbonisation drive, the shared service between South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council took delivery of a fully electric Faun Zoeller E-Rotopress in July 2022. The councils are working to replace bin lorries with electric or alternative fuel vehicles as existing diesel trucks come to the end of their working lives.

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

Fire Pay Award 2022

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Fire Pay Award 2022

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) July 2022

Up to £180 million Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) capital grant funding is available to all constituent English councils over a three-year period to support the release of council-owned brownfield land for housing. Applications close on 19 August 2022.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) July 2022

Cost of living: Policy and strategy

This section outlines how councils are developing strategy and policies to tackle local inequalities and make sure the most vulnerable in society are supported with the rises in cost of living.

Cost of living: Policy and strategy

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

"These statistics published today are very concerning, with drug related deaths showing sharp increases compared with 2020. Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment."

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths