John Fowler on the government’s decision to override Greenwich Council’s locally made decision on Covid-related school closures.
Natalie Creary and her colleagues from Black Thrive discuss how local government can collect and respond to data in ways that are centred on the perspective of communities rather than reinforcing stereotypes.
How do we move from talking about the inequalities in our communities – and where they intersect – to action? And what is the role for both local government and communities as part of a post-Covid recovery process, writes Hannah Ormston from the Carnegie Trust.
Economic recovery from Covid-19 looks set to be a long and painful process, writes Tom Lloyd Goodwin, Associate Director at CLES. He urges progressive reform through community wealth building as a way of driving sustainable local economic growth.
It’s been a roller coaster week for those of us who are attempting to follow the progress (and divine the content of) the Devolution White Paper, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
Brent Leader, Cllr Muhammed Butt writes for us about the council’s Poverty Commission, the very clear link that the report draws between the housing crisis and persistent poverty and the work that Brent is doing to tackle this issue.
Persistent and enduring levels of health inequalities have been reinforced by the pandemic. Adam Tinson of The Health Foundation asks how we can prevent a worsening of health outcomes linked to poverty as the recession starts to bite.
Janet Sillett laments a decision apparently taken in haste with no thought to the part that local government plays in public health responsibilities.
Can we just give young people a break, asks Jane Sankarayya. The downgrading of exam results is mean spirited and petty at this point in time.
The Government’s consultation on planning system reform has already attracted much criticism. And rightly so, writes Jonathan Carr-West, as it attempts to bypass councils and local communities.