The impact of the lockdown on the UK sports and physical activity sector as it prepares for recovery
The impacts of Covid-19 have created significant disruption in the UK sports, leisure and physical activity sector. This briefing looks at the impacts of the lockdown on participation and on the sector more widely. It considers the strategic challenges facing the sector as it prepares for recovery.
On Sunday 14 June 2020 negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens reached agreement on a Programme for Government. Ciarán Doherty, LGIU Associate, outlines the agreement reached on the Programme for Government.
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.
DCLG and LGA have set up working groups to consider details of the proposed 100% Business Rate Retention system. This briefing provides a digest of and comment on their work since the July 2016 consultation on the system, grouping the papers by issue.
UK Youth’s State of the Membership 2018 report finds that the top three challenges for the youth sector are: a lack of sustainable funding; a lack of voice and influence at a national level, and lack of skilled, experienced staff but that some youth organisations have diversified their income. Recommendations are made on how to…
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks with Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, on organisational ambitions for 2020 and how partnering with local government can help push Scotland toward a decarbonised, sustainable future.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.
The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.
The publication of the combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review was the pivotal event for setting the economic agenda in this parliament. An on-the-day briefing was published by the LGiU - this briefing provides a fuller analysis, focusing in particular on deficit reduction, local government, welfare, and housing.
The UK government plans to improve mobile coverage in the countryside include proposals to “simplify planning rules” which some say will lead to the English countryside “being dotted with gigantic phone masts as high as Nelson’s Column” – but is this true?