Topic: Covid-19

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Swift Read: The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s public finances

This swift read summarises the main findings in the recent Audit Scotland report Tracking the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s public finances and the likely challenges to be faced by the Scottish Government through this winter and beyond.

Scotland Briefing
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Covid-19: Britain’s alarming public health failure

The UK Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been heavily criticised by MPs. A joint report by two Commons select committees shows that, despite the success in vaccines, the government failed over test and trace, social care and lockdowns – and was largely unprepared for a pandemic on this scale.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

External event: How should cities tackle youth unemployment in their COVID recovery plans?

Youth Futures Foundation and IPPO are hosting an event on Tuesday 16th November, 3.30pm-5pm to bring together local policymakers, practitioners and researchers to explore what should be in cities local recovery plans to boost youth employment, particularly among marginalised groups.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event
Members & Global Local

The longer-term shift to hybrid working: Implications for local government

This briefing looks at the Productivity Commission’s recently-released Working from Home research paper (the Paper, hereafter) which explores the shift to working from home (WFH), and contemplates how WFH (and remote work more generally) is likely to evolve.

Australia Briefing
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Getting children back to school

Restarting school education following the lockdown while Covid-19 is still prevalent in the country was always going to be difficult. This briefing looks at attendance statistics, and government guidance as schools prepared for, and started, the 2021-22 school year.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study
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How can local authority finances be made stable after Covid-19?

This briefing summarises a recent report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee: Local authority financial sustainability and the section 114 regime. The report follows on from recent reports by the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee, both covered by previous LGIU briefings.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Risk and recovery: five ways your risk strategy can help post-pandemic recovery

This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to complement objective-based approaches.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing
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The economic consequences of Covid-19

This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic based mainly on statistical releases from the ONS. There is also an update on the state of public finances and a brief commentary on the latest Fiscal Risks Report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing