Covid-19

How councils and communities are dealing with the pandemic and emerging on the other side. All content is free to access but may require registration.

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Reshaping our cities and regions to drive the COVID recovery

This briefing looks at Australia’s cities and regions, and how they function now and into the future, with a specific focus on employment density – and aims to answer the question: ‘is there such a thing as an ‘optimal’ size for a city or region?

Australia Briefing
Members & Followers

The impact of Covid-19 on low income families and insecure workers

It is well known that Covid-19 has affected individuals and groups very differently. Two reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examine what has happened to low income families and insecure workers.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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An unexpected side-effect of Covid-19: accelerating the use of data. What can councils learn?

Councils have responded to the challenges of Covid-19 by making much better use of data and innovation. Innovative uses include joining up their own datasets, creating new data sharing techniques, using data from private companies to monitor pedestrian flows and analysing CCTV footage to improve social distancing on public transport.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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LGIU and Vuelio elections update – 28 April

In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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One Year On: how have our lives been changed by the pandemic and what’s next?

A year has passed since the start of lockdown restrictions in the UK. This briefing discusses the impact of Covid-19 according to official statistics and a study about how it felt to live through the last year and people’s expectations for the future. Some of the findings may be surprising.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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LGIU and Vuelio elections update – 21 April

In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

The IFS Inequality Review: Unequal Britain

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing covers an early report produced as a result of its evidence-gathering, Unequal Britain, is based on a survey of 2,226 adults in Britain which gathered data on attitudes towards, and perceptions of, inequality.  

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Our chance to reconnect: the final report of the Talk/together project

Covid-19 has brought people together but also exposed divisions in society. The UK is at a crossroads: it could become more divided between ‘them’ and ‘us’ or instead become kinder, more connected and fair. Talk/together calls for a decade of reconnection and identifies the necessary policy foundations and facilitators.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: House prices post-Covid – a consensus of concern

The views of developers and economic commentators on house prices do not always correspond, so the fact that recent comments by the Irish Home Builders Association (IHBA) have been largely matched by those of the ESRI, the Central Bank, and a number of individual commentators, would seem to warrant serious attention.

Ireland Briefing