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.

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LGIU and Vuelio elections update – 28 April

In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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One Year On: how have our lives been changed by the pandemic and what’s next?

A year has passed since the start of lockdown restrictions in the UK. This briefing discusses the impact of Covid-19 according to official statistics and a study about how it felt to live through the last year and people’s expectations for the future. Some of the findings may be surprising.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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LGIU and Vuelio elections update – 21 April

In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The IFS Inequality Review: Unequal Britain

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing covers an early report produced as a result of its evidence-gathering, Unequal Britain, is based on a survey of 2,226 adults in Britain which gathered data on attitudes towards, and perceptions of, inequality.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Our chance to reconnect: the final report of the Talk/together project

Covid-19 has brought people together but also exposed divisions in society. The UK is at a crossroads: it could become more divided between ‘them’ and ‘us’ or instead become kinder, more connected and fair. Talk/together calls for a decade of reconnection and identifies the necessary policy foundations and facilitators.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Counting the cost of Covid: what does the data reveal?

How transparent has the government been in presenting statistics to the media and general public during the pandemic: has data sometimes been used to present a distorted picture? A select committee report calls for major improvements in data transparency and in the way it is shared with local authorities.

England & Wales Briefing
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Understanding the economic impacts of COVID-19 on disadvantaged communities

This briefing sheds some light on the spatial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response on disadvantaged communities; in this case, Greater Sydney, using Small Area Labour Market (SALM) data and will be of interest specifically to councillors and local government officers across the Greater Sydney region and wider NSW.

Australia Briefing With case study
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Homelessness is here to stay – a South African perspective

How has South Africa responded to a worsening homelessness situation due to Covid-19? We look at how the country’s national disaster regulations were implemented, and how the problems that arose exposed the lack of clear policy and defined responsibilities and issues around capability, capacity and limited state resources.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing With case study