It’s becoming clearer that the pandemic isn’t affecting us all equally and neither is justice. The killing of George Floyd has sparked protests across the globe and the toppling of a statue in Bristol. We talk to Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees about social justice, democracy and Covid-19 recovery and hear from Swindon leader Cllr David…
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As part of the UK’s ‘green restart of local transport’ e-scooters trials have been brought forward, with many local authorities already in talks with providers. What are some of the regulatory concerns for local government, and what can we learn from other countries’ mistakes?
This week is Carers Week which aims to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers across the country. Lockdown has ramped up those challenges and ended what minimal support there was. Carer Steve Palmer writes for us about the situation.
In the wake of the recent tragedy of George Floyd’s murder, it is difficult to know how to help, both as individuals and as communities, in a time of so much anger and pain. Lucy Zhu writes on how local authorities can support racial justice now and going forward.
Kim Fellows outlines how Scotland is moving into Phase 1 of exit from lockdown and the partnership approach taken by Scottish government to achieve its goals.
Emergency housing measures have been crucial during the Covid-19 crisis. As we transition into the next phase will it be back to business as usual or is there a new will to try and do things differently?
The PHE report on Tuesday demonstrates a need for immediate action and significant structural change to save BAME lives durning this crisis and beyond, writes Jane Sankarayya.
At the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, Tipperary County Council won the Commemorations and Centenaries Award for their sensitive planning of a successful centenary event for the history of Soloheadbeg, where the first shots of the War of Independence took place in 1919.
The immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment has been large and it has been rapid. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at the potential impact on people and places.
Last week, Scottish Government released its four-phase strategy for how restrictions will be relaxed in the country going forward, and this week launched the plan for moving into Phase 1 of that strategy. This blog covers Scotland’s route map and identifies immediate points of relevance for local government.