This briefing examines a recent report from Infrastructure Australia (IA) which profiles the impacts of COVID-19 on individual and household behaviours, and impacts on the shape of key infrastructure sectors, providing an important context for local governments to understand in their planning and infrastructure decision making.
Towards the end of July, H.M. Treasury published a Call for Evidence as part of the review of business rates announced in Budget 2020. We consider whether there is anything new in it and what councils could do to respond to it.
Local authority planning responsibilities are not on hold, but Covid-19 continues to make their delivery substantially harder. Initial government guidance for planners was published on 23 March 2020, with an LGIU briefing issued shortly afterwards. This briefing draws together government announcements and updated guidance which have been issued subsequently.
This briefing surveys the immediate impact of the Covid-19 crisis on employment and looks ahead at the different scenarios facing the UK labour market.
The purpose of this briefing is to briefly examine the 20th national report produced by NOAC which was entitled The Public Spending Code. It relates to the 2017 public spending code composite Local Authority report.
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 is the third of our coronavirus briefings which update members on new guidance and regulations, look at specific issues, and provide commentary on how Covid-19 is profoundly affecting local government. This briefing focuses on the impact of the lockdown on our communities, individuals and businesses.
This briefing provides a summary of an independent review of the sharing economy produced for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Government is due to publish its response in early 2015.
The report Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis highlights how libraries supported their communities and the vulnerable during the first lockdown through a multitude of online events and calls to local people who were shielding, repositioning libraries as information gatherers and community stewards.