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‘Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review’ – the pandemic, socioeconomic and health inequalities in England

In February 2020 Professor Marmot described how health inequalities in England have increased over the last ten years. His December follow-up report details how Covid-19 and the response to it have had the greatest impact on people already experiencing health inequalities, and how this will widen the gap even more.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

We cannot further delay decisions on elections

We must have clarity now on the elections scheduled for May 2021. We have already missed opportunities to fund and prepare for covid-safe elections. Dithering damages democracy.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Ofsted Annual Report 2019-20

Lessons on early years, schools and skills provision in England through the 2019-20 annual report of Ofsted.

England & Wales Briefing

Embracing winter – learning from international experience part II

In the sequel to her previous blog on planning for outdoor socialisation in winter, Dr Alina Congreve focuses in on work by Canadian local government – in particular their production of winter design guidelines.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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School attendance and pupil wellbeing under Covid-19

Pupil attendance at school during the Autumn Term 2020 has been affected by the need for pupil and staff isolation as Covid-19 continues to make school-based learning difficult in many parts of England. This briefing is on recent studies and government policy developments on the issue and the new national lockdown announced on 4 January…

England & Wales Briefing
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Covid-19 New Year 2021 statistics update

This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2021-22

The Provisional Settlement setting out the government’s proposals for council funding in 2021-22 was published on 17 December. We outline the main features, look at the worrying extent to which councils will be reliant upon council taxes for increases in funding, and summarise the Covid-19 support package.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

In your twenties, lonely, and lost? Me too

LGIU Associate Amanda Jones reflects on her personal experience of loneliness as a person in their twenties during the pandemic and outlines how employers can ensure their employees are supported and how individuals can best maintain their own wellbeing during this time. 

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog