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Georges River Council’s Economic and Social Recovery Plan

Georges River Council is currently implementing its Economic and Social Recovery Plan. It is made up of three key phases in response to the unprecedented impacts of Covid-19 on local businesses and communities and complements packages being rolled out by the State and Federal governments.

Australia Blog Post

Post-Covid Councils: building a sustainable future

Kim Fellows, LGIU’s commissioning editor in Scotland, introduces pillar two of our Post-Covid Councils framework, looking at how we build a sustainable future for all.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Community wealth building in North Ayrshire

Earlier this year, North Ayrshire Council launched its Community Wealth Building Strategy, becoming the first Council in Scotland to adopt this bold and radical economic approach. Councillor Joe Cullinane, Leader of North Ayrshire Council, tells us how it works and how he hopes it can make a difference to communities.

Global, Scotland Blog Post

Words from a Gen-Z

Ella Henry should have sat her A levels this year and enjoyed a long summer with her friends before uni, but then the world changed. She writes for us about the impact of the pandemic on her and other young people.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

In the firing line

Long after the GDP and the overall unemployment rate have returned to ‘normal’, young people will be feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and subsequent recession. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at what should be done to shield them from the worst of what is to come.

England & Wales Blog Post

Are we ready for ‘Super Saturday’?

The latest announcements on the easing of lockdown restrictions will bring both relief and some anxiety, writes Janet Sillett.

England & Wales Blog Post

Scotland – A careful and managed move into phase 2

Kim Fellows outlines Scotland’s second phase of exiting lockdown following the First Minister’s announcements last week. This blog has been updated to reflect recent announcements.

Scotland Blog Post

Cities with a future?

Davin Minton, Director of NWRA, sets out a roadmap for transforming Ireland’s Northern & Western regions.

Ireland Blog Post

Permission to shop – how’s it going?

Janet Sillett, Head of Briefings LGIU, writes on the critical role of local government in managing the response to Covid-19 as lockdown measures are relaxed further, and asks whether councils have been given the powers and finance to fulfil that role effectively.

England & Wales Blog Post