The UK Government has set out its intentions of developing the further education sector in the coming year. This briefing looks at recent publications and government statements.
Estonia has so far been less affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than most of its European neighbours, both in terms of deaths and in economic terms. The secret could be their accomplishments in the digital realm. This briefing explores how, while other countries might struggle to guarantee basic services to their citizens, Estonian citizens enjoyed…
This time Jen Glover and Ingrid Koehler discuss the future of work and play in a Post-Covid world. As we wrap up our summer holidays (in whatever form they may have taken), we spoke to Cllr Robert Francis-Davies from the City and County of Swansea about tourism emerging from lockdown. And, as we start thinking…
1 million children returned to school in Ireland this week, with a staggered return across school years as is normally the case for the first week of Irish schools. Though of course, this year was a wholly different environment. LGIU’s Seán Ó’Riordáin explains how Ireland is coping with the reopening of schools.
Melbourne’s Brimbank City Council fills us in on some of the specific challenges the pandemic is presenting the council and how they plan to address and mitigate these challenges through a combination of strategies.
The DHSC methodology for recording Covid-related deaths was recently changed. We examine this here, and also provide updates on ONS analysis of Covid-related deaths by geography, ethnicity, and occupation in England and Wales. Also dealt with is an ONS comparison of mortality across 29 European countries up to 30 June.
Janet Sillett laments a decision apparently taken in haste with no thought to the part that local government plays in public health responsibilities.
This briefing critically reviews the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs building upon the earlier LGIU briefing on the Chancellor’s summer economic statement: The Chancellor’s new menu: the summer economic statement; primarily focusing on the position in England.
As Scottish and Irish schools are consolidating lessons from returning to in-person teaching during a pandemic and English schools prepare to go back, Beth Lerner, an educator in the state school system in Tennessee, shares her experience of teaching in a country with rising Covid-19 cases – both as parent and teacher.