This briefing sheds some light on the spatial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response on disadvantaged communities; in this case, Greater Sydney, using Small Area Labour Market (SALM) data and will be of interest specifically to councillors and local government officers across the Greater Sydney region and wider NSW.
The Government’s spending review is due to conclude at the end of November. In this blog, LGIU Associate Mark Upton considers the possible impact on education and children services.
In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing covers the materials that have been published so far, with a particular focus on geographical inequalities and the uneven impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
While cultural organisations continue to face significant challenges, the sector is resetting and looking ahead to ways they can support the post-pandemic recovery: this swift read spotlights a variety of relevant examples.
This Autumn, UK government will begin to replace the furlough policy with a new job support scheme. In this briefing, Patrick Jowett examines European approaches to short-run economic recovery and the centrality of local government integration and autonomy in these examples.
The Irish government finally published its housing programme for the next ten years, ‘Housing for All’, on 3rd September to a predictable chorus of mainly negative commentary. However, given the steady stream of prior announcements, many are also asking ‘what is new?’
A year has passed since the start of lockdown restrictions in the UK. This briefing discusses the impact of Covid-19 according to official statistics and a study about how it felt to live through the last year and people’s expectations for the future. Some of the findings may be surprising.
In the Budget 2022, the Government of Ireland continued with its reconfiguration of national and local spending to provide a clear view on moving towards carbon neutrality.
Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, reflects on a busy academic year looking at older consumers’ interaction with local economic development and e-commerce.
This briefing updates members on the Brexit timeline over the next few months, legislation going through parliament and some key issues for UK local government and the devolved administrations.