Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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Quarterly round-up July 2022

Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past few months.

Daily-news
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IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Communities and attitudes to inequality

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with two papers published on 23 May 2022 as part of the Review – Communities, places and inequality and Attitudes to inequality: preferences and beliefs.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Low Pay Britain 2022

This briefing covers the Resolution Foundation’s latest Low Pay Britain report, the twelfth in the Resolution Foundation’s annual series of reports on low pay in the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Pride: representation during June and beyond

We explored local government’s responsibility to serve LGBTQIA+ communities, through Pride, representation and more. In this issue, we share a fantastic new interview, plus innovation from leading cities globally and helpful resources and policy examples.

Daily-news
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MacAlister review of children’s social care – final report

The UK Government commissioned for England an independent review of children’s social care in 2021. This “once in a lifetime” review, led by Josh MacAlister, has now been published and key points are set out in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

England policy round-up – April/May 2022

Our brand new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government in England. This edition covers policy/research papers from April and May 2022, a period dominated by the cost of living crisis, the Queen’s Speech and the local elections.

England & Wales Briefing
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Minding the gap: the role of councils in tackling digital exclusion

Councils play a vital role in reducing digital exclusion, however, they are dependent on partners to ensure that more people can get online and use digital technology. This briefing explores what is happening to achieve this around the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study