How are town centres being reinvented as key changes prompted or accelerated by the pandemic become more evident? We focus on physical changes here in the second of our series on towns post-Covid.
What are the current and future implications for local government finance arising from the current Covid-19 pandemic? We summarise government financial support for local communities, consider the ongoing impact of the crisis on the immediate financial position of local councils, and look forward to the likely medium-term financial implications.
Back to normal? The full reopening of schools post Covid-19 and mitigating the impacts on pupil learning
This briefing provides a further update on school closure issues and examines the continued policy and research output around the impact of closure on particular pupil groups, the mitigations being proposed and put forward by the education community and the Government itself.
The Trussell Trust provides reliable long-term data on trends in food bank use and the reasons prompting people to turn to them. This end of year report considers the impact of Covid-19 and looks ahead at what could happen as the impact of Covid recedes.
This briefing is on the advice and guidance offered to the children’s social care community by the UK government during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the issues emerging from the pressure on local authorities and providers to accept temporary flexibilities to support them. The briefing also summarises a study on the experiences of local authority children’s…
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.
The City of Sydney’s recently released City Recovery Plan sets out the next steps in Council’s response to COVID-19 and its impacts. This briefing will be of interest to Councillors, CEOs and CFOs, and those interested in COVID-19 recovery planning.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael launched their election manifestos on Friday 24th January. In this briefing, we drill down into the commitments made by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on issues relevant to local government including housing, transport, local economic development, local government reform and climate change/environment.
The brief for the incoming DHLGH (formerly DEHLG) Minister provides ‘an outline of the main issues within the work programmes of the Department’ and unsurprisingly, housing predominates. This LGIU briefing focuses on material in this brief and in the Programme for Government (PFG) relating to housing supply and affordability.
This briefing looks at agricultural trends and implications for local government, unpacking the challenges and opportunities for local governments in supporting the sector and their communities going forward.