In quarantine with the internet makes fertile ground for conspiracies, misdirection and information that is just plain wrong. But do we make things worse by angrily confronting the lies?
This briefing is the first in a two-part series examining the impact of the current economic shutdown on vulnerable workers, drawing on analysis of labour market characteristics to identify the types of communities and sectors that are uniquely vulnerable.
This briefing is a chance to reflect on the resilience and personal wellbeing challenges local government staff will face over the coming months.
Australian councils have had a difficult summer season, with many communities facing drought, bushfires, flooding and the Covid-19 pandemic in quick succession. This briefing explores the rationale, process and contents of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address some of the longer-term operational challenges that councils are facing as a result.
Clear advice from councils is helping people negotiate Covid-19. But how can they best ensure it reaches residents and business? We look at some of the issues local authorities face and highlight good practice from around the UK, including use of social media as well as websites.
This course consists of three modules of one hour each which cover an introduction to using social media effectively, planning and managing your social media and using images and video effectively.
This time on the podcast we hear from a council leader, a head of comms and a front line care worker as we continue to cover the impact of Covid-19 on the work of councils. Plus a catch up on what LGIU is doing to keep you informed during the crisis.
The government’s post-Brexit immigration system is focussing firmly on skills and the economy. But what will it mean for local government and the wider economy? We look at the Home Office’s proposals and some of the key issues raised, including possible skill shortages in sectors such as adult care.
Technology is transforming our lives. Work is changing and future livelihoods are at stake. With in-work poverty and insecurity rising, and average pay still recovering to pre-crisis levels, ‘good work’ and productivity are high on the political agenda in the UK. What will future work look like?
Levels of trust in the UK government, media and businesses have plummeted over recent years. Sophie Willett, Founding Partner at Willem Communications, blogs for us about why it’s important to engage with the media and how to do it.