Webinar:

NS Spotlight Webinar: Local Government and the Pandemic Response

Sponsored by: NewStatesman

Focused on:

  • Local Government
  • Pandemic

Date: 11 May

55

Time: 11AM London

With Jonathan Ball, Georgia Gould, Jessica Studdert and Jamie Driscoll

Local authorities across the UK are on the front lines of the coronavirus response. Yet, following years of budget cuts, they are struggling to maintain core services as the crisis continues. In May, Spotlight, the New Statesman's policy supplement, will bring together policymakers and experts for a webinar on the challenges facing local governments at this unprecedented time.

Panellists will discuss the local government response to the pandemic and the challenges that municipalities and regional economies now face. Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Spotlight will also present the results of an exclusive poll of local authority councillors during this online event.

Presented by

Jonathan Ball (Chair),

Special Projects Writer, New Statesman

Georgia Gould,

Leader of Camden Council

Jamie Driscoll,

Metro Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority

Jessica Studdert,

Deputy Director of New Local Government Network (NLGN)

Key Learning Objectives

  • How has local government been responding to the pandemic?
  • What challenges do local governments and regional economies face during this crisis?
  • What more do local authorities need from central government and how do they rate Westminster's coronavirus response?

Audience

  • This webinar will be targeted to anyone interested in the local government response to the pandemic and the challenges that municipalities and regional economies now face, particularly those working in or with local government or relevant sectors.