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COVID-19 statistics: a route map through complexity

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.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
Members

Schools Adjudicator – 2019 annual report and Covid-19 developments

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.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Local lockdowns: the story so far and lessons for the future

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?  

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Adult social care after Covid-19: ADASS

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.

England & Wales
Members

Oireachtas Review: June 2020

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.

Ireland
Members & Followers

Doughnut Economics: a lifebelt for the planet?

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.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland