Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?
The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts on health and living standards. Whilst everyone has been affected to some degree, experiences have differed significantly between the generations. A new intergeneration audit assesses the impact of the pandemic on different age groups and examines the issues for policy makers.
The new English national lockdown was not expected. What are the new rules and what is the impact likely to be on local government?
The Government’s spending review is due to conclude at the end of November. In this blog, LGIU Associate Mark Upton considers the possible impact on education and children services.
The first national lockdown earlier in the year meant many people were subject to shielding across the UK. What were their experiences of shielding? With the new English lockdown about to start and local lockdowns across the UK what are the lessons we can learn from their stories?
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
In recognition of the growing number of Covid-19 cases across Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently announced a five-tier system that would come into place on November 2.
This briefing looks at the role and impact of our creative and cultural sectors. This includes understanding the economic and social wellbeing benefits of these sectors, the impacts of COVID-19, and how local governments can help these sectors to lead local economic recovery.
The school system in England, Covid-19, Temporary Continuity Directions, free education, local government and what next?
LGIU’s John Fowler discusses the new government direction on remote education, its implications for schools, pupils and parents and how local authorities could be utilised despite their absence in the government’s approach to remote learning.
The C19 National Foresight Group’s report to explore government communications with the public about the pandemic highlights significant concerns about and barriers to the effective management and control of further spread of Covid-19 in the UK.