In this introductory briefing, Dr Anne Tiernan explores the ideas and identifies the opportunity context that presents for local governments to catalyse and drive inclusive, sustainable economic growth, to build on and leverage their strengths, and to attract and retain investment in their communities and places.
The report ‘Generation COVID: The economic impact of COVID-19 on young people in the United Kingdom’, published in May 2021 by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs, puts a spotlight on the economic impact of the pandemic on young people and calls for better financial, educational and employment support for young people…
Covid-19 has had unequal effects on household finances. Wealthier families cut non-essential spending, increased savings and benefited from rising asset values, while poorer households were often unable to reduce spending and suffered a loss of income. Two new reports assess the worsening wealth gap left by the pandemic.
Following the Irish Government’s response to the controversial transaction of standard houses in Maynooth, County Kildare in early May, this briefing reflects on the issues raised during the bulk purchasing debate and sets out relevant statistics regarding the trends in housing purchase.
This briefing provides an overview of recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings, as well as ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making.
How was money awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to charities distributed and who decided which charities missed out? A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee raises further questions about the use of government money, transparency and data.
This briefing looks at the NSW Productivity Commission’s White Paper Rebooting the economy, the third in a series of papers aimed at enhancing productivity growth, economic development, and the wellbeing of NSW residents and businesses.
This briefing outlines the findings of the 2021 Intergenerational Report, which lays down the expectations of Australia’s economic climate over the next 40 years, recognising that these issues are critical for local governments to engage with, as they are for State and Federal Governments alike.
What have been the main effects of the pandemic on cities and how will they respond in the longer term to the impact of Covid-19 on their economies, environment and communities? We look at how cities have coped and are adapting as we head into recovery.
This briefing looks at the UK’s City of Culture designation in more detail and profiles the previous City of Culture hosts. Winning cities host a year-long programme of creative events and activities to showcase their cultural offers to the world and bring people together.