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.



Children’s Mental Health in the UK and Ireland – recent reports

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.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

The IFS Inequality Review (the Deaton Review): 2021 Update

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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January 2021 Think Tank Review

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.

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

2021 Scottish Parliament election: democracy in unpredictable times

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.

Scotland Briefing

LGIU Fortnightly 24 January: Running an election during a pandemic

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.

England & Wales Podcast Blog

Free, fair and safe: 2021 local elections

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.

England & Wales Publication