When reflecting on how the world has grappled with Covid-19, Sweden stands out as taking a different approach from the start, keeping its society and borders open. What exactly is the ‘Swedish Model’, how has it evolved over time and what role has local government played?
Understanding and shaping the Covid decade – the British Academy review of societal impacts of Covid-19
Leaders and policymakers need to be prepared for a Covid decade. That is the sobering message of a British Academy review of the long-term societal impacts of the pandemic. Bold and innovative policymaking is required to address long-standing social problems and realise opportunities for a better society.
The latest Office of the Schools Adjudicator Annual Report gives an account of the casework activities of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) and analyses the statutory reports on local authorities’ work during the same period. This briefing examines the findings.
In our latest Think Tank Review for the UK, Australia and Republic of Ireland, we find a renewed focus on localism, economy and welfare.
More affordable housing, faster planning, and extra money for rough sleepers and building safety were all promised in the spring Budget. This month’s housing and planning roundup sets out the main points from the Budget, and includes news about social lettings, the housing delivery test, a proposed New Homes Ombudsman, and the backlog of home…
The Government is expected to publish this month a Green Paper setting out its conclusions from the long-awaited review of special educational needs in schools and colleges in England. LGIU Associate Mark Upton provides us with a preview.
Many leisure facilities find themselves in a challenging position financially, but both libraries and leisure services are well placed to support the recovery of local places. We examine the current landscape, how public library and leisure services have adapted to Covid-19, and the strategic issues and challenges ahead.
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.