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Education recovery: the National Tutoring Programme – on course for success?

In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.

England & Wales
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2022 National survey of Australian local government skills and workforce capability

This briefing explores the findings from the 2022 Local Government Workforce Skills and Capability Survey and the insights it provides into the Australian local government workforce, including the skills needs of the sector and how well equipped the sector is to respond and adapt at a time of rapid change.

Australia
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What it means to be an inclusive employer

This briefing considers a number of strategies that employers can adopt to address the current inequities and lack of transparency in workplace opportunities and salaries to ensure that workplaces are more inclusive. Key initiatives include anti-discrimination training, flexible and culturally inclusive leave arrangements, and job candidate compensation, among others.

Australia, Global
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Shale fracking: a moment in the sun or banned forever?

Fracking policy recently re-emerged to provide a brief, yet critical moment in contemporary British politics. This briefing subsequently provides an overview of shale fracking in the UK and outlines exactly what this process is; how it is regulated; and its implications at both the national and local levels of its application.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Housing for all: One year on

This briefing assesses the progress of the Irish government’s multi-annual plan, Housing for All, a year after it was released in response to the housing crisis. While the full promised impact of this extensive work programme will take years, the government must persuade the public that it is at least on the right track.

Ireland
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Key Learnings from the Scotland Town Partnership Conference

Last week (November 16th), LGIU Scotland travelled to Kilmarnock to attend the first in-person Scotland Town Partnership conference for three years. Relevant for all those interested in town centre housing and planning, this LGIU publication brings you all the key case studies, reflections and a winners of the Scotland Loves Local Awards.

Scotland
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Housing and planning round-up November 2022

Building safety is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with the conclusion of the Grenfell inquiry. Other news includes next year’s rent cap, a toddler’s death in a mouldy flat, exempt accommodation, rough sleepers and Scotland’s national planning framework.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Autumn Statement 2022 – the key announcements for local government

This briefing summarises the most relevant highlights from the 2022 Autumn Statement for local government, including funding promises for education, social care and levelling up development and an increase to the National Minimum Wage. 

England & Wales, Scotland