September brings with it a brand new episode of The Local Authority Podcast as Nick Golding, the editor of LGC leads a conversation about 'Levelling Up'. What is it, what does it mean, and what would we like it to mean?
Joining Nick this month is the chief executive of St Helen's Council, Kath O'Dwyer, the leader of the council at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and FutureGov's principal consultant, Adam Walther.
The group talk all things 'levelling up'. Is the sheer number of funding streams available to councils a problem? Does 'levelling up' policy fairly reflect the varied challenges faced in different areas of the country? What would we like for the phrase to mean and what are the direct impacts of it for people in their places and communities?
All this and more is on the table in this month's episode of the podcast.