England & Wales Finance

LGiU Fortnightly 19th July – SoS Local Gov: James Brokenshire & Andrew Gwynne


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It’s been a big week at LGiU. We hosted our annual Local Government APPG reception on the beautiful House of Commons terrace and launched the final report from the Local Finance Taskforce.

Hear the full keynote speech by Rt Hon James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in which he acknowledges the uncertainty facing local government, and an interview with Shadow SoS Andrew Gwynne, who discusses councils’ financial pressures outlined in LGiU’s report.

Plus our regular roundup of LGiU member-only briefings – on Help to Buy, modern slavery, diversity in local government leadership and locked-up children – and highlights from our Daily News emails, including Sheffield’s tree felling, legislating air quality targets, care provider failure risks, waste charges, declining disability benefits and some sillier stories about strange tourists.

Hosted by Ingrid Koehler, Jonathan Carr-West 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