England & Wales, Global Democracy, devolution and governance, Finance

LGiU Fortnightly 7 February 2020: Levelling up in local government?


Andrew and Ingrid take a closer look at our recent work on local government finance, devolution and our latest Brexit bundle as well as a quick peruse of our Daily News from Ireland, Scotland and England. Andrew speaks to our chief exec Jonathan Carr-West for an overview of the findings of the 8th annual Local Government Finance Survey to see how the picture is changing – or not. We also hear from Associate Professor of Politics Patrick Diamond, who spoke at the inaugural meeting of the LGiU Pentonville Lunch Club and shared his views on what the outcome of the December general election means for local government, the future of devolution in England and just what ‘levelling up’ might mean for spatial inequality.

Plus we hear about the effect of e-scooters on Andrew’s blood pressure and a happy story about a dog on a bus takes a grim turn.

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Hosted by Andrew Walker and Ingrid Koehler. Featuring an interview with Jonathan Carr-West and a talk by Patrick Diamond.

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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



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