Topic: Covid-19

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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for Scottish local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

Scotland Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales Briefing

The best crisis response comes from your town hall, not Whitehall

Cllr Adam Swersky, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at London Borough of Harrow, tells us about the Council’s work during the pandemic and the additional challenges that central government sent their way.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic: opportunities and challenges

One of the early and ongoing impacts of COVID-19 has been the forced shift to working from home for large proportions of the workforce. This briefing looks at the occupations and spatial patterns of remote workers in Australia and the trend’s possible implications for the future of work and the future of cities.

Australia Briefing

Trust and governance

As part of our Post-Covid Councils work, we look at how re-building trust can lead us through the pandemic and beyond.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Workstream
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Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis – Libraries Connected Report

The report Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis highlights how libraries supported their communities and the vulnerable during the first lockdown through a multitude of online events and calls to local people who were shielding, repositioning libraries as information gatherers and community stewards.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

UK public library services: lockdown and looking ahead

Dr Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, reports on new research on the value of public library services during the lockdown. But what did library services offer, what barriers did they face, and what next for services?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog