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.
Future proofing the provision of heat for local government: the pros and cons of heat decarbonisation technologies
To meet the UK’s climate change targets, a major transformation to the way heating is delivered will be needed. This briefing will be of interest to councils who want to reduce the heat-related carbon emissions of their assets, but are unsure as to the best technology to deploy to achieve this.
This briefing provides a review of the ‘Health in All Policies’ approach, which has been identified as one way for local government to improve health outcomes at the local level.
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.
Spain is currently one of the countries most seriously affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. This short briefing will follow the cases of Madrid and Barcelona city councils to contextualise some of the measures adopted by Spanish local authorities during the crisis. These measures may be of interest to councils in areas where the pandemic is…
This briefing is a chance to reflect on the resilience and personal wellbeing challenges local government staff will face over the coming months.
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.
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.
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.
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…