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Global Local Executive Panel: Delivering for communities in a cost of living crisis


This session is part of our Global Local Executive Panel series. Explore more local solutions to global challenges – FREE for LGIU members. Looking for more resources on cost of living? Check out our Global Local Newsletter for a primer on how local authorities are supporting communities during the crisis.


At LGIU, we are exploring new ways of bringing our members high-level insights from councils across the world on how local government is dealing with key global issues.

The Global Local Executive Panel Series aim to bring together executive speakers from local government across the countries we work in and beyond to share solutions they’ve found to critical challenges faced worldwide. These sessions bring together senior executives from international councils to share ideas, compare approaches and explore learning opportunities.

LGIU and the Improvement Service are thrilled to gather together senior executives from Ireland, the UK and Australia to explore how Councils can support children and families through the cost of living crisis!

This event takes place at 8:00am BST / 5:00pm AEST

Key areas of exploration

  • How is local government supporting families and children through the cost of living crisis?
  • How will net zero alleviate poverty and provide employment?
  • How can local governments raise funds given the current cost of living crisis?

Speakers include

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU International, Chair

Hanna McCulloch, National Co-ordinator for Local Child Poverty Action Reports,  Improvement Service

Alison Allen, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA)

Mary Agostino, Director Advocacy and Community Services, Mitchell Shire Council, Australia

Rory Sherwood-Parkin, Corporate Lead, Policy & Insight, South Tyneside Council, England

Paul Vaughan, Head of Communities and Neighbourhoods, Fife Council, Scotland

Watch the panel now