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Covid-19: School examinations and assessments 2020: what’s happening

Following the cancellation of 2020 examinations and assessments in all United Kingdom schools, this briefing looks at the arrangements which have been put in place in England and Scotland to assess secondary-aged students in to assist with their educational and life progression.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Covid-19: Age Friendly and the local authority response to a pandemic

Ireland’s status as the first ‘Age Friendly’ country is indicative of the commitment that exists in all partners, as led by the local government sector. Covid-19 is a virus that disproportionately affects older people, so Age Friendly structures are key to providing an effective response, as explored in this briefing.

Ireland
Members & Followers

Business Continuity Plans – What is needed in the current emergency?

Australian councils have had a difficult summer season, with many communities facing drought, bushfires, flooding and the Covid-19 pandemic in quick succession. This briefing explores the rationale, process and contents of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address some of the longer-term operational challenges that councils are facing as a result.

Australia
Members

Seanad Election Results

The counts for the elections to the 26th Seanad across the various vocational and university panels took place throughout the week from Monday 30th March to Friday April 3rd.  This briefing covers the results in depth.

Ireland
Members

Grenfell: What have we learned so far?

The Grenfell taskforce, set up by the government, has published its findings on what progress has been made to ensure there is no repeat of Grenfell in a residential tower block or any other building.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Auditor-General’s report into development contributions: Will it trigger a review?

In this opinion piece, Dr Marcus Spiller, SGS Principal & Partner and former National President of PIA, provides a review of the report and puts forward the case that the report could be the trigger for an effort to equip Victoria with a modern contributions system which is both friendly to business and more revenue…

Australia