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Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

The aim of this session was to explore questions of place and identity within a post-pandemic context and look to the potential of local social and cultural infrastructure to strengthen inward investment, encourage entrepreneurialism and address economic inequalities.

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

Are you a councillor who holds the transport portfolio for your council, or an officer tasked with delivering your council's ambitions for decarbonising transport? This Action Learning Set brings together councillors and officers from across England to explore how emissions reductions could be achieved using Local Transport Plans and associated transport investments.

LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

South Kesteven District Council: Customising COVID-19 ARG funding to support business growth, diversification & resilience

South Kesteven District Council allocated £1.2m of it’s Central Government ARG COVID-19 Grant Allocation to create a grant scheme based around supporting new and existing businesses to diversify and enable them to be more resilient in the future.

South Kesteven District Council: Customising COVID-19 ARG funding to support business growth, diversification & resilience

LGA responds to new heat health alert

"Councils are once again urging people to take care, particularly of those who may be more vulnerable to effects of heat. This includes people who may be older or people with heart and respiratory issues."

LGA responds to new heat health alert

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.

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London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step