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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to broadband announcement

"With access found to be patchy in some areas, it is critical the Government ensures good mobile coverage nationwide, especially in more remote areas."

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LGA: British Chambers of Commerce skills research shows radical reform needed to tackle crisis

“Twelve million people – the combined population of London, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire – will be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2024."

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LGA statement on IFS report on end to universal credit increase

“The economic impacts of the pandemic are likely to be long-lasting and far-reaching. Many households could be economically vulnerable for some time to come and many are now relying on the benefits system to help them make ends meet."

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LGA responds to Which? broadband speed advertising research

"It is great to see that these tougher standards, called for by the LGA, are leading to improved transparency around the advertising of broadband speeds."

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LGA responds to the Grimsey Review 2

"Many councils throughout the country are already leading the way in transforming the future potential of their town centres in the face of unprecedented changes in shopping habits and the retail landscape."

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LGA responds to shared rural network announcement

“It is important our communities are not cut off from the digital age, and the £1 billion Shared Rural Network deal is good news for our communities, especially in rural areas."

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on improving broadband

"Councils are committed to working closely with the Government to help deliver on its nationwide gigabit-broadband and mobile coverage ambitions."

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LGA responds to Prime Minister's plan to rebuild UK

"Planning powers must also remain at a local level, to enable councils to deliver resilient, prosperous places that meet the needs of their communities."

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LGA responds to PAC report on levelling up funding

“Timely, sustainable funding for levelling up, including the full rollout of UKSPF allocations, alongside clear and measurable targets as specified in this report would go a long way to achieving local solutions to the national challenges we face and ensure all parts of the country are able to prosper in future.”

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LGA responds to new Government proposals for Local Enterprise Partnerships

"The best local partnerships are created bottom-up and driven by local partners that have the economic well-being of their local communities at the heart of what they do."