The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will be significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing covers the current election timetable, the wider impact of the pandemic on the election, the state of the political parties, the parliamentary candidates, and the campaign issues of this election.
‘Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review’ – the pandemic, socioeconomic and health inequalities in England
In February 2020 Professor Marmot described how health inequalities in England have increased over the last ten years. His December follow-up report details how Covid-19 and the response to it have had the greatest impact on people already experiencing health inequalities, and how this will widen the gap even more.
This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.
This briefing explores the changes in children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic, and the innovative ways UK government is responding to the issue.
The Provisional Settlement setting out the government’s proposals for council funding in 2021-22 was published on 17 December. We outline the main features, look at the worrying extent to which councils will be reliant upon council taxes for increases in funding, and summarise the Covid-19 support package.
The December 2020 roundup of recent local government relevant reports and publications from leading think tanks in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
On December 17th 2020, VLGA, LGPro and LGIU were proud to bring to you a panel of global-local government CEOs discussing the impacts of Covid-19 on the operations of council, the impacts for the municipal communities which they serve and to examine what lies ahead as we move toward a post-acute Covid environment.
Covid-19 has presented enormous challenges to public services, which have had to respond, adapt and innovate. The House of Lords public service committee has published an analysis of how public services responded to the pandemic, lessons to be learned and key principles for transforming public services for the future.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Carnegie Trust has been undertaking a series of conversations with communities across the UK, exploring the changing relationship between local government, public services and communities. Community hubs were a critical part of the emergency response.
This briefing explores East Asian local government responses to Covid-19 as case studies to learn and develop stronger responses in other councils.