This briefing examines the Institute for Employment Studies and The Health Foundation report entitled ‘Not Just Any Job, Good Jobs!’ which looks at young peoples’ opinions on the employment market, quality and accessibility of work and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted this.
A new report by a House of Lords committee sets out how strong local leadership combined with more generous government funding and further devolution are key to reviving towns and cities in the UK following the pandemic.
Our annual round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics so far – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past six months.
A National Audit Office report finds that the UK government was under-prepared for Covid-19, having planned for a different type of pandemic or emergency. The report suggests that the government’s risk management and planning needed to be improved – including through better coordination with local authorities.
At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.
The LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler looks again at her study of local government, trust and misinformation and reflects on recent experiences of misinformation in her own life.
Every year since 1983 the British Social Attitudes survey has tracked changing public attitudes about life in the UK. The latest report explores the impacts of the extraordinary circumstances of Brexit and Covid-19. The resulting insights are relevant to policy makers locally and nationally.
North Ayrshire Council declared a ‘climate emergency’ back in 2019 and most recently set themselves the ambitious target of becoming net-carbon zero by 2030. Council Leader Joe Cullinane provides an overview and his determination to build back bigger, better and greener.
What are think tanks saying about levelling up, climate change, economic regeneration and more this month?
This briefing deals with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 2021 Green Budget, which the IFS normally publishes shortly before the Government’s annual Budget; this year’s Green Budget was published on 12 October, a little more than two weeks before this year’s Spending Review and autumn Budget on 27 October.