This briefing is intended as a route map through the main sources of information on the Covid-19 epidemic, which provide the data required to assess progress towards the UK government’s tests for easing lockdown.
No ordinary commodity: the extraordinary damage caused by alcoholic beverages in Scotland
Local lockdowns: the story so far and lessons for the future
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Swift Read: Back to the beach? 5 ways to balance health and economy in reopening rural and coastal tourism
After fears of complete collapse in the tourism industry, the gradual reopening has now begun and business owners hope to recover some of the summer’s income. This briefing draws on examples of responses by local authorities to the gradual reopening of tourism, highlighting areas of opportunity.
The impact of the lockdown on the UK sports and physical activity sector as it prepares for recovery
The impacts of Covid-19 have created significant disruption in the UK sports, leisure and physical activity sector. This briefing looks at the impacts of the lockdown on participation and on the sector more widely. It considers the strategic challenges facing the sector as it prepares for recovery.
This briefing examines the concept of ‘Doughnut Economics’ as an increasingly popular model around which to structure change at a local level. For local government, this model offers a guide to policy making that re-centres value by setting out the social and ecological parameters for decision-making while fostering collaboration and inter-departmental working.