This briefing reviews the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs which seeks to keep furloughed workers in work, support those who have already lost their job, and targets help for young people leaving education, alongside measures to stimulate demand and create new jobs. The briefing looks at the local implications of the Plan.
East Ayrshire Council’s Andrew Kennedy talks to LGIU about the Food for Life Served Here certification scheme aimed at improving school meals in Scotland. The EAC school meals service is recognised widely for taking a lead in providing high-quality and sustainable meals.
This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities…
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.
Having declared a climate emergency and set a target for net-zero, many local authorities are now taking a similar approach to local climate action. Using examples of local climate partnerships, this briefing explores the rationale for engaging in partnership working, the types of partnerships that have been established and the benefits of this form of…
As we mark the beginning of Ramadan, Muslims and councils working with faith and community groups will be reflecting on how to observe and celebrate holidays during lockdown.
The Education Policy Institute has recently been analysing the evidence on how young people's use of social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, affect their well-being, writes Emily Frith.
The Education Policy Institute [EPI] has recently been analysing the evidence on how young people’s use of social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, affect their well-being, writes Emily Frith, Director of Mental Health and Prisoner Education at EPI.
This briefing explains the main categories and features of the different EV technologies along with their potential long-term futures and, in addition, looks at some of the ways a council can smooth the transition of their fleet to plug-in electric vehicles.
The DfE is consulting on draft guidance which will require all schools in England to teach Relationships Education (to primary-aged pupils), Relationships and Sex Education (to secondary-aged pupils) and health education (which includes education about good physical and mental health). Relationships education will include how to stay safe on and offline. The consultation closes on…