Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?

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Super Thursday 6 May: issues, campaigns and comment

The set of elections on 6 May are complicated, extensive and fascinating. What are the main themes in the campaigns? What will the results tell us about the state of devolution and local government in 2021?

England & Wales 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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Digital skills gap – Learning and Work Institute survey

This briefing is based on surveys conducted by the Learning and Work Institute which included 1,000 businesses and 2,000 young people, as well as an evidence review and a focus group with employers.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Understanding the economic impacts of COVID-19 on disadvantaged communities

This briefing sheds some light on the spatial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response on disadvantaged communities; in this case, Greater Sydney, using Small Area Labour Market (SALM) data and will be of interest specifically to councillors and local government officers across the Greater Sydney region and wider NSW.

Australia Briefing With case study