As the 31st October approaches, councils across the country are preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario – with very little guidance and minimal resources. As a major import centre for animal feed and pharmaceuticals, Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, tells us about his concerns for managing increased traffic through the city’s port, the SoS’s surprise announcement that councils are now responsible for dealing with Brexit-related economic issues, and the lack of advice and funding from central government.
Plus a taster from our latest member-only briefings on New Towns and the Spending Round, and highlights from our Daily News service. Featuring stories on Extinction Rebellion protesting council infrastructure projects, Portsmouth’s proposed clean air charge, warnings about declining SEND provision, Islington’s fur trade ban and an ‘immersive fire garden’ in NE Lincolnshire.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Briefing: Spending Round 2019 – Headlines from the Chancellor’s speech
- Briefing: Spending Round 2019: Analysis
- Briefing: The Meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit
- Briefing: New Towns, Next Chapter
- Blog: Wellbeing for councillors: keeping safe and happy this autumn
- Guide: Personal safety for councillors
- Report: Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future
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