This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.
One of the hardest tasks resulting from the closure of all schools for nearly all pupils at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was reopening them again for all pupils. The briefing looks at two research papers and other guidance on the issue.
This briefing covers the 2021 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on trends in living standards, poverty, and inequality in the UK. The IFS publish regularly on living standards and inequality but in this report, there is a focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This briefing looks at an example of community-led, area-based and multi-sectoral planning and place-making. The learnings identified may be useful to other communities and local authorities, particularly those in rural areas.
Although the Children and Families Bill completed its Parliamentary stages on 10 February 2014, due to a cross-reference to the Care Act 2014 (introduced by a Government amendment at the Lords Third reading), Royal Assent has to await the Care Bill to complete its Parliamentary stages. This is expected in the first half of March.…
Cork County Council provide us with an insight into their November of 2020, including their work on supporting businesses through Covid-19, improving wellbeing among communities, environment and sustainability initiatives, and current and upcoming infrastructure projects.
This briefing seeks to explore the reasons why local government entities use social media and the differences that exist between usage internationally as well as suggesting recommendations that could be adopted to make the system more efficient in Scotland and the UK moving forward.
'- This is the first in a series of briefings on the policy development being undertaken by the main political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election. - The Labour Party is conducting a wide ranging policy review under the banner of ‘Agenda 2015’ which will feed into the development of their Manifesto for the…
This briefing will bring readers up to date with changes that have affected the Compact in the last two years with specific focus on the recently issued Best Value Guidance. It will be useful for commissioners and procurement staff, and staff leading on funding and engaging with the voluntary and community sector in their area.
A look at what is in store for Early years, education, skills and children’s services in 2021 in England.