England & Wales Communities and society

LGiU Fortnightly 12th April: What next for the British high street?


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In light of the crisis facing the UK retail sector, councils have an integral role to play in shaping the future of these once-vibrant public spaces – and indeed their future financial security relies on business rates income to which retailers have typically been major contributors. This week we bring you ‘3 questions to ask yourself about the future of your high street’, inspired by the latest LGiU briefing series on the topic.

Plus our regular roundup of Daily News stories, including the compulsory home-schooling register, North Yorkshire road-building enterprise, inadequate funding to tackle air pollution and disability tech for polling day.

Hosted by Ingrid Koehler and Jennifer Glover. Tweet us @LGiU

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LGiU Fortnightly is LGiU’s in-house podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need in a way that works around your busy schedule – let us know what you think by tweeting us @LGiU