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IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Labour market inequality

This briefing deals with a paper published as part of the IFS-Deaton Inequality Review focused on labour market inequality. The paper considers technological changes and skills demand, labour market institutions and contract regulation.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Equality and inclusive leadership in local government – stepping up

Two sessions relevant for senior managers and officers who want to develop their inclusive leadership practice and / or work in the area of equalities, as well as elected members who want to re-examine equality and diversity policies within their local authority and their leadership role within and outside the council.

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Infrastructure workforce skills gaps: implications for local government

This briefing provides a summary of Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) Infrastructure workforce and skills supply report. The report explores skills required in the public infrastructure sector, the current and emerging pressures facing the workforce, future supply chains considerations and constraints.

Australia Briefing
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Cyber attacks: how might the Ukraine invasion make local government more vulnerable?

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces triggered a wave of economic sanctions and moral condemnation worldwide. Councils globally have offered support to Ukrainian counterparts. This briefing contextualises why a wave of cyber attacks is expected in the coming weeks and alerts local government to adopt basic preventive measures as soon as possible.

Global Briefing
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Corporate planning at local and regional level

This is the latest briefing, in our series which deals with the National Oversight Audit Commission (NOAC) reports. This briefing focuses on the review of the corporate plans of both local authorities and regional assemblies for the period 2019- 2024.

Ireland Briefing

Guide to election communications 2022

Every election represents aspiration and choice, but this year perhaps more than ever we need to celebrate democracy. Our communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during this election period and some ideas to develop for future elections. Read the guide.

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Embedding gender equality in local government

This briefing is centred around the Victorian Gender Equality Act and supporting material, it provides useful insights for other state and local governments seeking to accelerate change, focusing on internal, organisational change, while also taking a step back to remind us why gender equality is important in the first place.

Australia Briefing

Libraries: dedication to public service

Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.

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