Putting Brent’s residents at the heart of climate action
Brent LBC introduced resident-led decision making on how to spend local money to cut carbon emissions. Shazia Hussain explains the thinking behind the trailblazing Participatory Budgeting approach.
More autonomy for councils is crucial
Brent’s independent Poverty Commission report recommends enhanced powers and finances for councils. Councils have earned their place, says Shazia Hussain.