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LGiU Fortnightly 27th September – Keeping the show on the road

This week’s LGiU Fortnightly sees the return of Andrew Walker, who has been away finishing his PhD thesis over the summer. Andrew and Ingrid run through LGiU’s latest briefings, covering special educational needs and disabilities, housing, and prison funding. They also discuss the political uncertainties of Brexit and Parliament’s prorogation, as well as the party…

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LGiU Response – Spending Round 2019 

LGiU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West responds to the UK Government’s spending round. “This Spending Round provides funds for services. And while that is better than not funding services it is not as good as funding local government.”

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Award-winner’s corner: Shane Hebb

Cllr Shane Hebb of Thurrock Council recounts his experience of winning the Finance and Transformation award at LGiU’s Cllr Awards  2018 last November. Plus we hear about the important financial and cultural work he has carried out within his council role.

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Award-winner’s corner: Iain Malcolm

Place-shaping and Environment Award – Cllr Iain Malcolm As part of our series talking to winners of LGiU’s 2018 Cllr Awards, we hear from Cllr Iain Malcolm, leader of South Tyneside Council. Though he was sadly unable to attend the ceremony, Cllr Malcolm talks about his experience of winning the Place-shaping and Environment Award. What…

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Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2019 – fixing council funding

On Monday night, the Local Government APPG (for which LGiU provides the secretariat), hosted its annual summer reception on the House of Commons Terrace. It was an evening to celebrate local government but also an opportunity to discuss some of the current challenges facing councils. James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and…

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LGiU Fortnightly 24th May: Andy Burnham Special

This week’s podcast is an Andy Burnham special, featuring an exclusive interview with the Mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, discussing the positive effects of devolution. Burnham gives his thoughts on a whole-place approach to reforming services, Whitehall’s top down approach and of course football. Plus we ask about homelessness in light of our…

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LGiU Fortnightly 10th May: Independents’ Day

On this week’s podcast, we reflect on what messages can be drawn from the surprising outcome of last week’s elections. Is it all about bins not Brexit, or are there more complex layers to these elections? We contemplate the increased Lib Dem and Independent vote, and speak to Cllr Steve Bridger, who was elected on…

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Through the local elections maze

LGiU’s Alice Buszard has been gathering information about all the local elections taking place in England this year – and as she recounts here, it is not a simple task.

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LGiU Fortnightly 1st March: Irish mayors and Scottish welfare

In this episode of LGiU Fortnightly, Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler explore the work LGiU has carried out over the past few weeks, and run through our latest briefings. We speak to Kim Fellows of LGiU Scotland about the role we play across the border, plus an interview with Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin of LGiU Ireland about…

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