Ask the expert: Inclusive local economies

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Key outcomes

  • Gain a clear understanding of the opportunities and barriers associated with shifting local economic strategy from growth to stability.
  • Learn practical recommendations and steps that UK local authorities can take to implement these changes and support stable local economies.
  • Engage with industry experts and thought leaders who will share their insights and experiences on the topic, providing valuable networking opportunities and potential avenues for collaboration.

With featured speaker

Tom Lloyd Goodwin is the Director of Policy and Practice at CLES. He has a background in political economy, political theory, and health services research. Since joining the organization in 2018, he has overseen all policy and practice-related work and communications.

Rewatch the session:

Resource pack: Inclusive local economies

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Publication: This must be the place: a new vision for community wealth and power

This project, with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, has been exploring the potential to create stable local economies that support strong social and environmental outcomes without economic growth. Download the report…

Funding systems for local government – international comparisons

The Local Democracy Research Centre has commissioned experts at the University of Northumbria, led by Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, to look at how local government is funded in England, Germany, Italy and Japan. Explore the reports…

The South Tyneside Pledge: the power of many

Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, shares the details of a new community wealth building project which, at just 18 months old, has already boosted the borough’s economy by £3m. Read the case study…

Collection: Local government finance - international lessons

From the basics of good financial management in local government to cross-country comparisons and lessons for the future, we have you covered. Discover the collection…

2023 Autumn Statement – the highlights for local government

This briefing summarises the most relevant highlights from the 2023 Autumn Statement for local government, including new devolution deals, planning application changes, taxation cuts and work schemes. Read the 5 areas…

Vlog: What if local government was funded properly?

In this 10-minute video explainer, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West and Dr Greg Stride from the Local Democracy Research Centre get together to discuss all things local government finance. Watch now!

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