Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?



DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Bundle: Community wealth building

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.

Global Publication

Creating better places: lessons from Scotland

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.

Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Results week 2021: the issues and implications

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.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Health in coastal communities

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?

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Followers

IFS 2021 report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Opportunities for local government to catalyse inclusive and sustainable economic transitions

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…

Australia Briefing
Members & Followers

Generation Covid: The impact on young people in the UK – Youth Affairs APPG

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…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Mind the gap: how Covid-19 has impacted on personal finances

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing