Councils and corona
Resources for local government
During the Covid-19 crisis we have been producing a wide variety of content on the impacts and implications of the pandemic for local authorities and our communities. All of our in-depth briefings relating to the pandemic – which would normally only be available to LGIU members – were made freely available to everyone. This collection of work will remain open access, you just need to sign in to the website to read the briefings (you can register here).
As we transition in to the next phase of living with Covid-19 and more measures to ease lockdown are introduced, councils are considering the long-term impacts of the pandemic and the implications for the services they deliver and their communities. Our Post-Covid Councils framework is intended to help local authorities ask a set of structured questions about how we emerge from the immediate crisis and begin to imagine the shape of local government post-Covid. You can be involved with this project as it develops.
Our Post-Covid Councils framework is intended to help local authorities ask a set of structured questions about how we emerge from the immediate crisis and begin to imagine the shape of local government post-Covid.
Covid-19 topic page
This resource lists all the material that we have produced over the last few months relating to Covid-19. You can filter by content type, LGIU member country and search by key word.
Covid-19 and the economy
The government narrative and media focus for Covid-19 has shifted from health to the economy. This is a collection of our most recent content on the economy and employment.
BAME communities and the Covid-19 pandemic
The effects of coronavirus have not been felt equally across our communities. This bundle brings together some of the LGIU’s recent work on the social inequalities that have been exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic, particularly in relation to Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.
Health, social care and Covid-19
This is a collection of our recent work on health social care. It contains material that was published before the pandemic which details the dire straights and enormous funding gap that councils faced then in relation to social care. Other articles look at the situation during the crisis and what the implications are for social care going forward.
Global Covid-19 responses
In these unprecedented times, countries around the world look to each other for guidance. In this bundle, we collate all of our Covid-19 content from across the globe looking at the responses of other countries to the pandemic and the learning opportunities from how they have handled the crisis.
Democracy and decision-making
The pandemic caused many elections around the world to be cancelled – including the local and mayoral elections in the UK. This collection looks at the implications for democracy and decision making of this stay in the democratic process. And beyond elections other articles examine the effects that Covid-19 is having on transparency, truth and the national discourse.