Covid-19 has presented enormous challenges to public services, which have had to respond, adapt and innovate. The House of Lords public service committee has published an analysis of how public services responded to the pandemic, lessons to be learned and key principles for transforming public services for the future.
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.
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…
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.
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?
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Carnegie Trust has been undertaking a series of conversations with communities across the UK, exploring the changing relationship between local government, public services and communities. Community hubs were a critical part of the emergency response.
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.
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.
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?
This briefing examines the role of local governments in South Korea and Taiwan played in successfully suppressing the spread of Covid-19 to draw out lessons for local government internationally.