The UK government has published its recovery plan – a conditional timetable for moving out of the most stringent aspects of lockdown. How clear is the plan, what issues does it raise for individuals, workers and local government? We summarise and examine its contents here.
After pilot studies, the UK Government is planning to make voting conditional on the production of photographic identification at polling stations in UK parliamentary elections and in local elections in England. We review and comment on the issues raised by reports on the pilots. The briefing was written before Covid-19.
This briefing looks at the recently launched Australian Disaster Resilience Index, funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC with research by the University of New England, and will be of interest to land use planners, asset managers, community planners, councillors, CEOs.
Schools in Scotland started to gradually reopen from August 11, in different ways and to differing extents across the country, all taking a safety-first approach. This briefing takes an early look at the experience so far, pulling out learning points to consider over the coming weeks and months.
Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?
Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion: Chambers Ireland 2020 Sustainable Environment award winners
Winning the Chambers Ireland Excellence in local government award for Sustainable Environment was Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion competition, a project encouraging secondary school students in Ireland to forge an interest in reuse and sustainability, and to rethink their approach to fashion. In this blog, they tell us more about the initiative.
‘Disconnected? Exploring the digital skills gap’ was published in March 2012 by World Skills UK and the Learning and Work Institute. It assess the current state of digital skills in the UK and finds growing demand for advanced digital skills from employers but also a skills gap and declining digital skills training in school, further…
Professor James Mitchell outlines what the recent Holyrood election result will mean locally, highlighting the prospect of an independence referendum as likely to dominate politics for the years to come, the surprising lack of debate in the election regarding the economy and the pandemic’s role in paving the way for functional, fiscal and community empowerment…
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