This briefing looks at the recent Work and Pensions Select Committee report which inquires into the preparedness of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for changes to the nature of work, brought about by new technology.
This bundle highlights different perspectives on community wealth building and how this approach may be used by local authorities as they look towards economic recovery.
An overview and comment addressing Professor Duncan Maclennan’s recent report titled, ‘A Scotland of Better Places’, published by Edinburgh-based think tank, David Hume Institute.
The latest briefing in our series examining the Value For Money (VFM) reports issued by the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) in Ireland. The briefing specifically looks at the LGAS VFM report number 26 on the topic of development contributions.
Academic results have again been at the front of the news headlines recently. This briefing gives an overview of results week, particularly focusing on the 2021 A-level and Highers results and looks at the run-up to the 2021 examination season and the implications it holds for the future.
Poor health in coastal communities is the focus of this year’s annual report by Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England. What is the scale of the problem and why are people living near the sea more likely to die younger and suffer from serious disease?
This briefing covers the 2021 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on trends in living standards, poverty, and inequality in the UK. The IFS publish regularly on living standards and inequality but in this report, there is a focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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. This series of briefings will address the nexus between…
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.