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Back to school during Covid-19

As Scottish and Irish schools are consolidating lessons from returning to in-person teaching during a pandemic and English schools prepare to go back, Beth Lerner, an educator in the state school system in Tennessee, shares her experience of teaching in a country with rising Covid-19 cases – both as parent and teacher.

Global Blog Post

Excuse me… why is it women are not seen?

In advance of LGIU’s inaugural book club meeting on 27 August, Kim Fellows weighs in on Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men, and the exclusion of women in designing the environments around us – from PPE not fitting women’s bodies to Alexa not recognising female voices.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Scottish sub-council area population projections published

The Improvement Service blogs for us on how understanding what the population of an area looks like and will look like in the future are essential for providing good quality public services and planning for service delivery.

Scotland Blog Post

Handling the holidaymakers in Wales: where to stay and who’s to pay?

LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler took a recent trip to Wales which raised questions about who is really paying the price of coronavirus tourism and whether councils have the flexible fiscal instruments they need to support locals and visitors alike.

England & Wales Blog Post

Hey Ofqual, leave those kids alone

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Planning to exclude councils

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.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGIU Fortnightly 6 August: Food security and access

Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover present our latest episode of LGIU Fortnightly, this week covering food security and access during the pandemic. We hear from Naomi Phillips of British Red Cross about their new report looking into the UK’s emergency response to food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor…

England & Wales Podcast

Local government book club

LGIU members can join us for a new book club. We’ll be reading the non-fiction books that are making waves and look at how they matter to local government.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post