Topic: Covid-19

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The Chancellor’s new menu: the summer economic statement

The scale of the investment in the statement is unprecedented – for unprecedented times. Does it go far enough, are the priorities right and what role does it imply for local government in the recovery?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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COVID-19 statistics: a route map through complexity

This briefing is intended as a route map through the main sources of information on the Covid-19 epidemic, which provide the data required to assess progress towards the UK government’s tests for easing lockdown.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Why public sector supply chains should be at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery

Covid-19 has highlighted the cracks in our current food supply, but also presents an opportunity for harnessing – and acting on – collective enthusiasm over rebuilding sustainably. Sarah Duley, Head of Food at Soil Association Scotland, encourages local authorities to consider the social, economic and environmental benefit to shortening supply chains and sourcing food locally.

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Local lockdowns: the story so far and lessons for the future

The new lockdown in Leicester is unlikely to be unique over the coming months. Can what has happened there tell us more about the readiness of central and local government to respond effectively to further local outbreaks of Covid-19?  

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

LGIU Fortnightly: Plus ça change

How are councils planning and working to deliver recovery? What will recovery look like? Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler discuss the LGIU’s Post Covid Councils work including the latest strand on sustainable development and how you can get involved. We also speak to Councillor Gavin Callaghan, the leader of Basildon Council about their plans for…

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog
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Adult social care after Covid-19: ADASS

Two recent ADASS reports show the range of problems facing adult social care in responding to Covid-19, consider the next stage of the pandemic response, and finally, make recommendations for a sustainable future for social care.

England & Wales Briefing