This briefing is intended as a route map through the main sources of information on the Covid-19 epidemic, which provide the data required to assess progress towards the UK government’s tests for easing lockdown.
Swift Read: Back to the beach? 5 ways to balance health and economy in reopening rural and coastal tourism
After fears of complete collapse in the tourism industry, the gradual reopening has now begun and business owners hope to recover some of the summer’s income. This briefing draws on examples of responses by local authorities to the gradual reopening of tourism, highlighting areas of opportunity.
The latest Office of the Schools Adjudicator Annual Report gives an account of the casework activities of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) and analyses the statutory reports on local authorities’ work during the same period. This briefing examines the findings.
The new lockdown in Leicester is unlikely to be unique over the coming months. Can what has happened there tell us more about the readiness of central and local government to respond effectively to further local outbreaks of Covid-19?
Reflecting on Scotland’s National Alcohol Framework, including minimum alcohol unit pricing, this briefing explores some of the main challenges to tackle alcohol-fuelled community impacts, including licensing and service provision.
NSW councils amalgamated in 2016 were subject to a ‘rates freeze’ limiting increases and delaying harmonisation of rating systems. This briefing describes some of the background and challenges to the rates harmonisation process for amalgamated councils in NSW, and to identifies potential strategies to address these.
The impact of the lockdown on the UK sports and physical activity sector as it prepares for recovery
The impacts of Covid-19 have created significant disruption in the UK sports, leisure and physical activity sector. This briefing looks at the impacts of the lockdown on participation and on the sector more widely. It considers the strategic challenges facing the sector as it prepares for recovery.
Two recent ADASS reports show the range of problems facing adult social care in responding to Covid-19, consider the next stage of the pandemic response, and finally, make recommendations for a sustainable future for social care.
June saw Micheál Martin elected Taoiseach with support from FG, Green and Independent T.D’s, with more cabinet appointments listed in this briefing. In other news, members of Greens, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael overwhelmingly endorsed Programme for Government.
This briefing examines the concept of ‘Doughnut Economics’ as an increasingly popular model around which to structure change at a local level. For local government, this model offers a guide to policy making that re-centres value by setting out the social and ecological parameters for decision-making while fostering collaboration and inter-departmental working.