The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in much disruption in the school examination systems worldwide. The GCSE and A-level examinations were cancelled in England in 2021 for the second year, to be replaced by teacher-assessed grades. However, wherever you are in the world currently, the pandemic has provided a dramatic interruption of normal assessment activity. PISA’s…
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With the pandemic more than a year old, how has the UK government performed so far? A National Audit Office report praises parts of the public sector for its response while flagging up notable areas where the state could, and should, do better.
In this briefing, developed as part of a scoping exercise for a potential collaboration between LGiU Australia and Western Sydney Councils examining the value of digital transformation for local government and how to achieve it, LGiU Associate Richard Leeming draws on his experience in the UK to explore the value of digitisation for local governments.
Shaping a just and fair transition through UK City Deals: best practice and future opportunities for place-based climate mitigation
Through engaging with new original work exploring the climate action credentials of the City and City Region Deals, this briefing will seek to highlight key trends, best practice and future opportunities for place-based climate change mitigation.
A paper published recently by the ESRI seeks to examine whether the State can afford to significantly increase the provision of housing.
Our high streets have suffered during the pandemic but predictions of an apocalypse appear overblown. Recovery prospects depend on whether behavioural changes prompted by the pandemic become permanent. There may be opportunities for some places. This briefing examines evidence and examples of initiatives to revitalise and reimagine the high street.
This briefing explores opportunities for local government shifting to a reuse-first approach to property, arguing it provides an opportunity for councils to not only meet their carbon reduction targets, but also better shape their towns and cities in a way that adapts to market conditions, is inclusive, and maximises social and local economic benefits.
Evictions dominate the news again with a ban having ended in England and bans about to end in the rest of the UK. This month’s housing and planning round-up also covers the latest on homelessness, planning reform, material shortages for housebuilding, and human rights.
This briefing is on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill introduced to Parliament in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021. The Bill provides the necessary primary legislation to support the White Paper Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth published on 21 January 2021. The briefing includes a summary of the…