The UK Government for England has published a consultation on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative education provision. The consultation closes at the start of July 2022. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.
Two years after the first Covid-19 lockdown, the UK economy has recovered well but living standards are set to fall by 4% in 2022-23, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. Low and middle-income households face the sharpest falls in their living standards for 50 years.
Part of an ongoing review of the IPCC reports by LGiU, this Briefing provides an overview of the latest IPCC Special Report (referred to as SR1.5 hereafter) and what it means for Australia and will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, and officers dealing with climate change risks and adaptations.
This briefing builds on LGIU’s recent briefing on community sector and public sector collaboration for local sustainable development and recovery from the pandemic. It highlights the potential for ‘scaling-up’ of public sector and community sector collaborations.
This is the latest in our series of briefings dealing with the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value for Money (VFM) Reports in Ireland. In particular, we zone in on the January 2022 report, an overview of Road Maintenance (Regional and Local Roads) in Local Authorities.
This briefing focuses on the Office for Budgetary Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which accompanied the Spring Statement on 23 March, together with the OBR’s assessment of the Chancellor’s fiscal plans, including a summary of the measures announced in the statement and an assessment of the cost of living crisis.
This briefing looks at the data from a release illustrating the short-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on population growth and settlement patterns across Australia and what it means for local governments across Australia.
This briefing deals with two papers published recently as part of the IFS Inequality Review. One focuses on the role of the state in value creation and the other addresses inequalities between firms.
This briefing is the third in a four-part series exploring opportunities for Local Government to positively influence local productivity and wellbeing by deliberately adopting Anchor approaches. The first briefing in the series Anchor Approaches: Amplifying the positive impacts of local government provides a comprehensive overview of diverse anchor approaches available to local government. The second briefing in the series, Anchor Approaches: Activity…
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on democracy and governance particularly in Europe and North America. We also cover data, urban and rural development, energy and Covid-19 recovery, as well as healthcare satisfaction. Look out for more UK focused think tank reviews in our monthly policy roundups.