Topic: Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.

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Addiction

In this newsletter, we put the spotlight on the global addiction crisis and the ways local government can intervene. This includes exploring the lasting legacy of the controversial (yet impactful) Iceland model for discouraging teen alcohol and drug use and examining the growing overdose death rate which has been exacerbated during Covid-19, with a particular…

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Connecting with Country in the built environment

  Broadscale interest in how all levels of government can work better with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their knowledge, culture, and tradition has predominantly focussed on outcomes specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australia Briefing
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IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Early Childhood Inequalities

In June 2022 the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on families and early childhood development. This briefing deals with one of the longest of these papers: Early childhood inequalities.

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The UK economy after Covid: one year on

This briefing reviews the most recent ONS statistics on GDP growth, labour market performance, and inflation – roughly one year on from the start of relaxations in Covid restrictions. It includes a brief review of the latest Fiscal Risks and Sustainability report produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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COVID-19 – 2022 studies on the effect on children and young people

A wealth of research has been assembled about the effect of COVID-19 and lockdowns on the lives of children and young people. This briefing looks at learning loss, who it affects and the implications for mental health and wellbeing, using research mainly conducted in England.

England & Wales Briefing
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England policy round-up – June/July 2022

Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart: Understanding Local Government’s role

There is an enduring silence in the Constitution when it comes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In 1967, Australia’s Constitution was amended to delete discriminatory references to Aboriginal people, but nothing positive was put in its place – and Torres Strait Islanders have never been mentioned in the Constitution at all.

Australia Briefing