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Co-operation in action: Community supported agriculture in the local context

Food has become a high profile issue recently in England with the debates over food for children in the lockdown. This briefing is part of series on food insecurity and the links between food and sustainability, health and wellbeing in an international context.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
Members

House price prospects – factors and forces likely to impact them

While media presentation of house prices seems, at times, to resemble a recreational pursuit, there are substantive issues involved. Price levels and trends are both critical to affordability and an important indicator of housing market health and sustainability. This briefing, a follow up to that of 5 January 2021, House prices: 2020 visions, which reflected…

Ireland
Members

Ofsted Annual Report 2019-20

Lessons on early years, schools and skills provision in England through the 2019-20 annual report of Ofsted.

England & Wales
Members

Starter Homes: the housing scheme that never started

According to the Commons public accounts committee the government wasted five years and nearly £200 million on the Starter Homes scheme, only to quietly drop it in favour of another programme for first-time buyers.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

School attendance and pupil wellbeing under Covid-19

Pupil attendance at school during the Autumn Term 2020 has been affected by the need for pupil and staff isolation as Covid-19 continues to make school-based learning difficult in many parts of England. This briefing is on recent studies and government policy developments on the issue and the new national lockdown announced on 4 January…

England & Wales
Members

Summer Recap: a quick tour of Ireland

LGIU’s Merle Zierke takes a quick spin through a number of the LGiU Ireland briefings you may have missed during 2020, summarising issues that may provide useful insights for Australian local councils and provides the links to the detailed briefings for councillors and council staff who may want to dig a bit deeper.

Australia
Members & Followers

Covid-19 New Year 2021 statistics update

This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland