Topic: Covid-19

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Unlocked: local stories from a global pandemic

The past year has been one like no other. The Covid crisis is far from over, but as we approach the grim anniversary of the first UK lockdown, it seems an appropriate moment to reflect. So we are bringing together a few of the myriad of different experiences from this momentous year in all our…

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Community solidarity, economic division: the story of a year

In many ways communities and individuals have shown extraordinary resilience over the past year, but, writes Janet Sillett, the key story has been the brutal exposure and exacerbation of a myriad of social and economic inequalities. Where do we go from here?

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More words from a Gen-Z

Ella Henry writes for us about the uncertainty and disruption that the past year has brought to the lives of young people – there are worries for the future of course, but also some optimism and a real desire among the Gen-Zs to drive change.

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The outlook for living standards and poverty in 2021

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, 14.5 million people in the UK were living in poverty. Two recent reports provide insights on the pandemic’s affect on low income households. Bold policies will be needed to avoid a large increase in poverty and help people access new and better jobs.

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Understanding the impact of COVID-19 to inform response and recovery

In this briefing Mary-Ann Robinson, Program Facilitator for Growing Brimbank, discusses the what, why and how of Community Impact Analysis reports, and how they have informed Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy and, more recently, their 19 Point Plan.

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Budget March 2021: Analysis and economic outlook

Of the various aspects of Budget 2021, this briefing focuses on the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2021 Economic and Fiscal Outlook (EFO) report, but there is also brief commentary on major tax announcements and the extension of Covid-related crisis measures into late 2021.

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Electoral workers should get the jab

In a piece originally published in the Municipal Journal, LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler argues for the vaccination of poll workers organising and volunteering at May’s local elections.

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