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This changes everything: Policy implications of Covid-19

When in the eye of the storm it is difficult to think beyond the immediate pressure, but when the pandemic has abated it will be important to reflect and learn lessons that will make us better prepared and more resilient for the future.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Local Government and Covid-19: The Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has wide implications for businesses, individuals and public authorities and has introduced unprecedented emergency powers, not seen outside a war. This briefing provides a summary of and comment on the Act, focusing in particular on the provisions relating to social care.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Covid-19 and local government in Australia

This briefing provides an update on State and Federal government initiatives that could impact local government in response to Covid-19, along with some example of what different local governments are doing in response to the pandemic. It also looks at some of the issues and challenges for councils.

Australia
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Supporting the victims of domestic abuse during a pandemic

The necessary response to one public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, may be inadvertently creating a different one behind closed doors – a rise in domestic violence. Councils have a crucial role to play in maintaining domestic abuse services and support during this period.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
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Covid-19: Responses by local government in Ireland

As this briefing is being written Ireland, on the orders of the government, has just entered into the most robust restrictions ever placed on the population in peace-time. This briefing examines Ireland’s local governments’ responses to covid-19.

Ireland
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Local government and Covid-19: the lockdown

 This is the third of our coronavirus briefings which update members on new guidance and regulations, look at specific issues, and provide commentary on how Covid-19 is profoundly affecting local government. This briefing focuses on the impact of the lockdown on our communities, individuals and businesses.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Coronavirus: Education, children’s social care services, childcare and skills: Coronavirus Act and DfE Guidance – England

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE has issued, and intends to update as necessary, at least 15 separate pieces of guidance and other advice. This briefing summarises the guidance from the perspective of those needing to implement the guidance in local government. The briefing also looks at relevant provisions in the Coronavirus Act…

England & Wales
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Supporting Social Impact Investing in Australia

Social Impact Investing is a model where investments are made with the aim of creating measurable social outcomes, in addition to a financial return. This briefing will be of interest to local government leaders, councillors and staff concerned with supporting communities in their areas experiencing social and economic disadvantage.

Australia