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England policy round-up: August/September 2022

This new edition covers policy/research papers from late July-early October 2022 – a tumultuous time economically, politically and constitutionally, with the death of Queen Elizabeth and a shaky start from the incoming prime minister.

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IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Education inequalities

In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.

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Scotland policy round-up summer 2022

Covid-19 COVID-19 and greenspace use survey findings is a new report produced by the Data and Evidence subgroup of the Environment and Spaces for Public Health Partnership Group. Before the pandemic, evidence suggested underlying inequalities in access to and use of high-quality green and open spaces. Survey findings indicate these inequalities may have widened. Evidence…

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The UK economy after Covid: one year on

This briefing reviews the most recent ONS statistics on GDP growth, labour market performance, and inflation – roughly one year on from the start of relaxations in Covid restrictions. It includes a brief review of the latest Fiscal Risks and Sustainability report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

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COVID-19 – 2022 studies on the effect on children and young people

A wealth of research has been assembled about the effect of COVID-19 and lockdowns on the lives of children and young people. This briefing looks at learning loss, who it affects and the implications for mental health and wellbeing, using research mainly conducted in England.

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England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

England & Wales Briefing
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The 2022 Spring Statement: Economic and fiscal analysis and the cost of living crisis

This briefing focuses on the Office for Budgetary Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which accompanied the Spring Statement on 23 March, together with the OBR’s assessment of the Chancellor’s fiscal plans, including a summary of the measures announced in the statement and an assessment of the cost of living crisis.

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Quarterly Round-up

This Global Local edition brings together the content we’ve featured so far this year, along with survey findings and a look ahead to the coming months.

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