Topic: Covid-19

How councils and communities are dealing with the pandemic and emerging on the other side. All content is free to access but may require registration.


External event: How should cities tackle youth unemployment in their COVID recovery plans?

Youth Futures Foundation and IPPO are hosting an event on Tuesday 16th November, 3.30pm-5pm to bring together local policymakers, practitioners and researchers to explore what should be in cities local recovery plans to boost youth employment, particularly among marginalised groups.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

The longer-term shift to hybrid working: Implications for local government

This briefing looks at the Productivity Commission’s recently-released Working from Home research paper (the Paper, hereafter) which explores the shift to working from home (WFH), and contemplates how WFH (and remote work more generally) is likely to evolve. It looks at the benefits and costs of partial or fully remote work, along with the workforce…

Australia Briefing

Getting children back to school

Restarting school education following the lockdown while Covid-19 is still prevalent in the country was always going to be difficult. This briefing looks at attendance statistics, and government guidance as schools prepared for, and started, the 2021-22 school year.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

How can local authority finances be made stable after Covid-19?

This briefing summarises a recent report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee: Local authority financial sustainability and the section 114 regime. The report follows on from recent reports by the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee, both covered by previous LGIU briefings.

England & Wales Briefing

Risk and recovery: five ways your risk strategy can help post-pandemic recovery

This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to compliment objective-based approaches.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing

The economic consequences of Covid-19

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).

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Improving vaccine and testing uptake: Global case studies

Throughout the pandemic, local and national governments worldwide have been working to improve equitable access to Covid-19 information, testing and vaccines for all communities. This blog highlights a number of pandemic best practices from across the globe as part of a new series accompanying the Global Local Recap.

Global Blog Post Blog

DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work

This briefing looks at the recent Work and Pensions Select Committee report which inquires into the preparedness of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for changes to the nature of work, brought about by new technology.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing