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.
"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."
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.
"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."