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National Data Strategy and consultation

In September the UK Government launched the new UK National Data Strategy to build a ‘world-leading’ data economy and support the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The closing date for responses to its consultation to shape the principles of the strategy is 2 December 2020.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Reopening education and childcare provision for all in England – IFS report and DfE guidance

This briefing summarises the financial consequences of the pandemic in relation to early childhood education and care providers. It details the support available to help providers and how these measures have interacted with the loss of income and the pre-pandemic finances of providers. It also explores the financial implications of the pandemic on the capacity…

England & Wales
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Swift Read: The Permitted Society? Latest on permitted development

The government in September extended permitted development rights – which has been contentious. In the same month, it brought in restrictions designed to ensure new homes delivered using the rights will now have to meet minimum space standards. John Hart summarises responses here.

England & Wales
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Special Report on Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

This briefing reviews the draft text of the Irish Government’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020, which draws on recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Climate and those of a Joint Oireachtas committee on Climate Action. The Bill was also a key commitment of the Programme for Government where it was identified as…

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
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EU-UK future relationship: negotiation endgame

What are the remaining negotiation issues between the EU and the UK? We look here at the endgame for the negotiations, the related debate on the UK internal market, and questions surrounding the end of the transition.

England & Wales, Scotland
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‘Local lockdowns’: where, why and are they working?

Every day there seems to be new local restrictions imposed across the UK and there have been new national measures too. Will they work? What is the evidence so far and have they made enforcement more complex? We look at the current state of play here.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Planning for retail: The implications of COVID-19

This briefing explores the changing nature of retail and the implications for land use planning in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and will be of interest to those in land use planning, economic development, along with councillors and CEOs.

Australia