Making social science accessible

12 Jan 2024



Politics and Society

Your expert guide to UK politics in 2024

This could be a pivotal year for British politics. A general election is set to take place in 2024. Rishi Sunak is urging voters to stick with the plan. Keir Starmer is pitching this as a year of change.

So when might the general election be held? What is the most likely outcome? How will the economic outlook shape the next government’s options? Will the March Budget shift the dial? What are the big moments to look out for in Parliament before polling day? What could we learn from local and mayoral elections in May? And how might the US election – and a possible second term for President Trump – affect UK politics?

On this week’s episode of the Expert Factor, the team pick out the key moments ahead in 2024 – and explore what the future might mean for British politics and government.


THE EXPERT FACTOR is the podcast for people who haven’t had enough of experts. Each week the directors of three leading and respected think tanks – Paul Johnson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Hannah White of the Institute for Government, and Anand Menon of UK in a Changing Europe – get together to discuss, debate and explain the big questions and themes that will shape the election – and the political landscape for years to come.

Produced by Milo Hynes

Also available on the following platforms:

More Podcasts

Hannah Ritchie on tackling the climate crisis and why ‘doomsday narratives’ are unhelpful

01 Mar 2024

Elections and public opinion with Professor Sir John Curtice and Professor Sara Hobolt

02 Feb 2024

What is the state of Brexit?

02 Feb 2024

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required