News Archive

Spring Webinar Series 2021: Call for Papers

Battling Covid-19 using research, analysis and insight

Beginning 12 April 2021 for 7 weeks

LARIA’s webinar series will provide delegates with the ideas, tools and techniques for influencing decision-makers and delivering improved outcomes based on robust data, evidence and research. …

CACI’s CV-19 Local Government Data Initiative 2021

CACI’s data and intelligence has always been used by local government as a way of understanding the local community better, helping to improve decision-making and serving as an evidence base to underpin service delivery strategies. Many authorities made use of …

Microdata case study: Over-indebtedness in the UK

What is microdata and how does it benefit policy analysis and more targeted policy intervention? The first in a blog series on the topic, Economist Anja Heimann at Cambridge Econometrics explores the merits of microdata through a case study on …

Research, Policy & Planning Journal

Sadly, this is the final issue of the journal Research, Policy and Planning (RPP) and it marks the end of an of an academic journal which for nearly four decades has bridged the community of academia and social services researchers. …

Household spaces local authority neighbourhood profiles

The PopChange project is producing a series of freely-available resources on population and housing change and these are targeted towards local authorities in the UK. These resources will help analysts to understand how neighbourhoods in their area have changed and …

LG Inform Reports

The LGA has a new and updated suite of publicly available reports using COVID-19 data. New reports have been made public, and previous reports have been substantially improved. Data is now available for all councils in England, including districts.

The …

One in three tourism businesses say they will go under without more help, new research shows

A recent study by Qa Research has highlighted the stark risks facing UK tourism due to the impact of COVID-19 – prompting UKinbound, a leading trade association for tourism, to call for long-term financial support from the government.

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CACI – Vulnerability Indicators for Public Sector

Vulnerable and at-risk residents are particularly susceptible to harm or disadvantage because of their situation, especially where someone’s position means that they struggle to access essential services. Now more than ever it is essential to have up-to-date intelligence to help …

How can you help lead LARIA?

Every year, there are a number of opportunities for LARIA members to help lead the organisation. These include: supporting the LARIA Council; helping to organise or speak at events; contributing to developing a vibrant local network; and liaising with key …

LARIA in London Group

The LARIA in London group is planning a refresh. As we take this forward we are looking for ideas and input from our members. What are you interested in? This can be everything from ideas for talks, such as speakers, …

Collecting and Reporting Statistics for Covid-19

A series of webinars is being organised jointly by Health Statistics User Group (HSUG) and the RSS  (Royal Statistical Society) Official Statistics Section on topics relating to Covid-19.   The focus of these webinars is on sharing experiences and discussing approaches …

Health and Care Intelligence Specialist Apprenticeship – University of Cambridge

Background

The Health and Care Intelligence Specialist Apprenticeship Standard has now been approved although The Institute for Apprenticeships shows it as ‘in development’ because the funding level has not yet been confirmed by the Minister.

The next stage in preparing …

Research

Jason Lowther (University of Birmingham) and Tom Collinson are currently researching the ways in which local governments are making use of data analysis, to plan and manage  a response to the current Covid-19 crisis. 

They have identified a number of …

LARIA Chair’s Report

LARIA Annual General Meeting 2020
Chair’s Report, 2 June 2020

2020 is already a very different year. I don’t think anyone could have estimated the scale and impact that coronavirus would have on every aspect of our lives, families, friends …

COVID-19 RESPONSE: CACI Data for Local Government

CACI offers free customer segmentation data to councils

We have been speaking to CACI, who provide many public sector organisations with customer segmentation data, and they are now offering local authorities free access to some of their datasets to support …