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Devon County Council and the Apricot Centre: Future of Farming – Training the next generation of Regenerative Farmers

In January 2021 the Apricot Centre carried out a study that highlighted a huge skills deficit in Regenerative Systems, holding back farmers, growers, and food systems workers from transitioning to regenerative farming methods. Devon County Council supported the Apricot Centre to deliver a pilot training programme, helping local businesses to develop the required skills and to create new jobs in the sector.

Devon County Council and the Apricot Centre: Future of Farming – Training the next generation of Regenerative Farmers

LGA’s Culture Commission calls for case studies

The Commission on Culture and Local Government, launched by the LGA in March, is calling for councils and their local cultural partners to share examples of their work in using culture to support recovery and levelling up.

LGA’s Culture Commission calls for case studies

Handling abuse and intimidation

The LGA has produced a range of guidance to support councillors to deal with the range of behaviours they may encounter while fulfilling their role and engaging with residents.

Handling abuse and intimidation

Urgent CIPFA consultation on temporary changes to the accounting code (Infrastructure assets)

The current issues with local audit are complex and have a number of causes including a limited number of firms within the market and a shortage of suitably qualified auditors working for those firms. This situation has been made worse by tighter and stricter regulation of auditors following audit scandals in the private sector and more recently by the difficulty of auditing under COVID restrictions.

Urgent CIPFA consultation on temporary changes to the accounting code (Infrastructure assets)

LGA – festival season isn’t always fun for local taxpayers because of outdated licensing fees, say councils

As the summer festival season gets underway, councils are warning that because of outdated licensing fees, local taxpayers are heavily subsidising some commercial events and are calling for fees to be updated – a plea that extends across the whole licensed sector.

LGA – festival season isn’t always fun for local taxpayers because of outdated licensing fees, say councils

LGA responds to Government Food Strategy

“The strategy response represents a missed opportunity to tackle the underlying causes of many of these issues, which will continue to be exacerbated by the growing cost of living crisis. Unless the government takes urgent action, its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 will be missed."

LGA responds to Government Food Strategy