Topic: Covid-19

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Hey Ofqual, leave those kids alone

Can we just give young people a break, asks Jane Sankarayya. The downgrading of exam results is mean spirited and petty at this point in time.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

LGIU Fortnightly 6 August: Food security and access

Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover present our latest episode of LGIU Fortnightly, this week covering food security and access during the pandemic. We hear from Naomi Phillips of British Red Cross about their new report looking into the UK’s emergency response to food insecurity during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor…

England & Wales Podcast Blog
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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 With case study
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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

This policy brief will discuss these measures in relation to their applicability to tenants, landlords, homeowners and housebuilders in Scotland as well as providing an overview of recent developments regarding sales, rental and moving home in Scotland during 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 With case study