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.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Report: Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future
- Children’s Life Chances Podcast series
- Blog: Local Government APPG summer reception
- #Townhalliday and #Municipelfie – send us your snaps!
- Institute for Government: Legislated Policy Targets
- Briefing: Locked-up children – Children’s Commissioner
- Briefing: Swift Read: Estimating child poverty locally across Scotland
- Briefing: Swift Read: Help to Buy – The National Audit Office view
- Briefing: South Tyneside Council’s comprehensive approach to combatting modern slavery
- Briefing: Local government leadership – how diverse is it really?
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