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.

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Project Ireland 2040: Building Ireland’s future?

In this briefing, we examine the background and evolution of Project Ireland 2040, progress on its implementation to date and the possible impact on its future delivery of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Programme for Government, entitled “Our Shared Future”.

Ireland Briefing
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Swift Read: Nudge, fudge and sludge – behavioural insights and Covid-19

Nudge theory has been influential in policymaking over the last decade. Various governments have used nudges in responding to Covid-19, though this has sometimes been controversial. This briefing shows how the UK’s response has been characterised by ‘nudge’, the removal of bureaucratic ‘sludge’ and the occasional policy ‘fudge’.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Covid-19 and charities: what lies ahead for the sector?

Charities provide vital services and are part of the social fabric, but Covid-19 has left many organisations fighting for survival. A UK parliamentary inquiry recently heard evidence from sector representatives and made recommendations to government. How does the Chancellor’s package of support measure up and what’s next for the sector?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Returning to school: challenges and considerations

On the 30 July 2020, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially confirmed that schools in Scotland would be re-opening for the autumn term on Tuesday 11 August. This briefing will outline the guidance offered, as well as considering the wider effects on young people of being out of education for so long, and further calls and…

Scotland Briefing
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Business and Planning Act 2020

This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities…

England & Wales Briefing
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Swift Read: Covid-19 housing impacts and issues in Scotland

Providing updates on the latest developments in housing and Covid-19, for those within local authorities who may be seeking clarification regarding obligations to provide housing support to tenants, landlords, homeowners and builders throughout the pandemic.

Scotland Briefing
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Emerging from the Pandemic: the City of Sydney’s Recovery Plan

The City of Sydney’s recently released City Recovery Plan sets out the next steps in Council’s response to COVID-19 and its impacts. This briefing will be of interest to Councillors, CEOs and CFOs, and those interested in COVID-19 recovery planning.

Australia Briefing
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Long Read: Bolstering Democracy in the Covid-19 Era

In this briefing Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, goes into more detail on how councils in the UK might alter their electoral systems for a post-Covid world, in order for local elections to be safe and accessible to all.

England & Wales Briefing