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Covid-19: tiers, tests and vaccines

The arrival of the first vaccine was enormously welcome but it isn’t going to make a major difference for some time yet. We consider key challenges facing local authorities over the coming weeks, the Winter Plan, and summarise guidance and regulations on community testing and the vaccination rollout programme.  

England & Wales Briefing

International Council CEO Live Panel Discussion

End of Year Global Local Government Event – VLGA/LGPro/LGiU To mark the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year and to look towards the future, the VLGA, LGPro and LGiU are proud to bring to you a panel of global-local government CEOs discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on the operations of council, the…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

The future of local government

Covid-19 has exacerbated and accelerated a period of huge disruption across many parts of the globe. Dr Andy Johnston looks at the implications of this disruption for local government and examines potential future scenarios for the future of the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Embracing winter: learning from international experiences

Our parks, public gardens, and town squares are designed primarily for enjoyment in spring, summer and autumn. But as the Covid-19 pandemic is set to continue throughout the cold season, how can we learn from countries used to spending time outside in winter?

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Oireachtas Review: November 2020

This review provides an overview of the Oireachtas affairs of November, alongside detailed coverage on the Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill, the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill, and the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund.

Ireland Briefing

Clare County Council: A Month in the Life

In the latest in our ‘A Month in the Life series’, Clare County Council fills us in on their October, a busy month. The Council continued to offer Covid-19 support to the community, while the Clare County Development Plan 2022-2028 was also a key focus, involving a public consultation event.

Ireland Briefing

Local government in 2021

Every year, at about this time, various media outlets make a stab at predicting how next year will develop. One of the first out and most widely read is The Economist’s ‘World in 2021’, where the editor has identified 10 key themes for the year. How are these predictions relevant to local government?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog