This briefing provides an overview of the Scottish Budget 2021-22 and its implications for local government.
The need to promote the wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic and tacking mental health problems has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at recent reports on the issue.
In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing covers the materials that have been published so far, with a particular focus on geographical inequalities and the uneven impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Think Tank Review focuses on outputs from the UK, Ireland and Australia. Many focused on Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis, but there has been a wide range of other reports on topics such as devolution, Brexit, the economy and planning.
The following briefing summarises a report published by the Scottish Government and COSLA which details how Covid-19 has affected progress towards Scotland’s National Outcomes.
This briefing is a case study exploring a year in the life of Mayo County Council.
This briefing provides an overview of significant developments that may take place in and around Whitehall and Westminster across education and family services during the course of 2021; covering developments in England.
The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will be significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing covers the current election timetable, the wider impact of the pandemic on the election, the state of the political parties, the parliamentary candidates, and the campaign issues of this election.
In this episode focusing on the local elections planned for May, Ingrid Koehler interviews Professor of Politics, Toby James, on the global lessons of running an election in a pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss new LGIU research on going to the polls in May.
In a comprehensive survey of council leaders, chief executives and heads of democratic services told us that we must delay local elections to the Autumn and we must do it now.