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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

Levelling Up Local Inquiry: Leadership

The aim of the session was to explore the role of local leadership in binding communities and anchor institutions together to strengthen resilience, align national priorities, and articulate policy interventions necessary to support balanced economic growth and reduce inequality.

Levelling Up Local Inquiry: Leadership

Salary sacrifice schemes in schools

Q. Can an academy / non maintained school employer offer an electric vehicle as part of their salary sacrifice scheme to teachers? A. The Department

Salary sacrifice schemes in schools

Future Foundations

Councils share the collective national ambition to tackle their local housing crisis, and create great places for current and future generations. This will only be achieved through strong national and local leadership working together.

Future Foundations

Cost of living

Councils want a collaborative approach between national and local government to address the impact of the rising cost of living, with the right powers and resources to deliver positive outcomes.

Cost of living