This briefing introduces the concept of Community Wealth Building: an inclusive model for economic development focussed on creating sustainable local economies that generate wealth and keep that wealth circulating in the local economy
There is growing evidence showing that the Covid-19 pandemic is significantly affecting children and young people’s mental health. This briefing looks at the recent research and practice to support children and young people.
In this briefing, we examine the background and evolution of Project Ireland 2040, progress on its implementation to date and the possible impact on its future delivery of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Programme for Government, entitled “Our Shared Future”.
This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by Covid-19 based mostly on data available to end June 2020.
This briefing explores how the local government sector in Australia is at risk from cybercrime because of its increasing dependence on technology, and its role in the management of significant public assets, assets and information.
Nudge theory has been influential in policymaking over the last decade. Various governments have used nudges in responding to Covid-19, though this has sometimes been controversial. This briefing shows how the UK’s response has been characterised by ‘nudge’, the removal of bureaucratic ‘sludge’ and the occasional policy ‘fudge’.
Charities provide vital services and are part of the social fabric, but Covid-19 has left many organisations fighting for survival. A UK parliamentary inquiry recently heard evidence from sector representatives and made recommendations to government. How does the Chancellor’s package of support measure up and what’s next for the sector?
On the 30 July 2020, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially confirmed that schools in Scotland would be re-opening for the autumn term on Tuesday 11 August. This briefing will outline the guidance offered, as well as considering the wider effects on young people of being out of education for so long, and further calls and…
In March 2020 the City of Melbourne hosted the National Climate Emergency Summit, convening practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders, and industry innovators from across Australia to explore and unpack what a climate emergency transition could look like at local, national, and global levels. Coming at the end of a devastating season of bushfires, the March…
This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities…