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This is our monthly policy briefing for March 2021. Each week we gather all the news, commentary and events from across the sector, then tie it all together each month. If you would like to get this in your inbox each week you can sign up to Tiny Letter.
Covid-19, one year on
Last month marked a year since the UK entered its first lockdown in an attempt to ‘stop the spread’ of Covid-19. This anniversary was accompanied by wide-ranging reflections on the impact of the pandemic to date, and what it means for society moving forward. The British Academy released a report into the long-term impacts of the pandemic on British society, examining the effects on health and wellbeing, communities, and skills and employment. The research finds that Covid has exacerbated existing geographic, structural and health inequalities, as well as bringing new challenges, with increasing demand for social security coming at a time of significant pressure on public finances.