This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic based mainly on statistical releases from the ONS. There is also an update on the state of public finances and a brief commentary on the latest Fiscal Risks Report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
Children’s social care in England is currently under review. A case for change report was published in June. This briefing looks at the report and the debate surrounding the review.
A look at what is in store for Early years, education, skills and children’s services in 2021 in England.
This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have resulted in significant change and challenge for the early education and childcare sector in England. Drawing on the most recent government and sector evidence, this briefing examines how the impact of Covid-19 on the operation of all provision, levels of child attendance, the workforce and provider finances, business…
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in much disruption in the school examination systems worldwide. The GCSE and A-level examinations were cancelled in England in 2021 for the second year, to be replaced by teacher-assessed grades. However, wherever you are in the world currently, the pandemic has provided a dramatic interruption of normal assessment activity. PISA’s…
This briefing provides an overview of recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings, as well as ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making.
The funding of schools in England is a controversial issue. This briefing looks at the National Audit Office (NAO) July 2021 report ‘School funding in England’. In the light of national decisions on overall funding and the DfE consultation on the next steps of the national funding formula (close of consultation 30 September 2021).