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LGA responds to Spending Review Levelling Up Fund

Commenting on the Government’s new Levelling Up Fund announced in today’s Spending Review, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chair of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board said:


LGA responds to APPG inquiry into improving the effectiveness of devolution in England

"Councils have played a crucial role during the current crisis and have demonstrated the strength that comes from local leaders able to work with others and their communities."

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Fiscal devolution key to nationwide COVID-19 economic recovery

“Councils want to work with the Government on how local communities can have the freedoms and flexibilities to play a lead role in the nation’s economic recovery and better connect local leaders to decisions made about how money is spent and raised for the benefit of their communities.”

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Councils can lead post-COVID-19 'inclusive' recovery

New research published by the Local Government Association shows how councils are striving to build local economies in a way that ensures the proceeds of growth are shared more fairly across communities.


LGA report: Attracting investment for local infrastructure: a guide for councils

“Councils have proven that they are already leaders of place. This guidance will help councils to attract investment in the right infrastructure to help their communities meet their full potential.” 


Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Devolution White Paper

“It is encouraging that today’s Queen’s Speech has signalled a renewed energy in favour of English devolution."


LGA responds to full-fibre broadband announcement

“It is good that the Government has pledged to invest in providing full-fibre broadband in hard-to-reach areas. Councils have long-called for funding and support to bridge the digital connectivity gap so that rural communities are not left behind."


LGA responds to Prime Minister's funding for towns announcement

“We support the measures announced today to boost cities, towns and regions - this is good news for local communities and businesses seeking to improve their prospects."

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Millions in rural England risk being 'left behind' post-Brexit, councils warn

Millions of people living in rural England are at risk of being “left behind” and missing out on their fair share of future prosperity following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, council leaders warn today.


LGA responds to Government's annual devolution report

"It is disappointing that this report, which has taken the Government 10 months to publish, confirms that there were no new devolution deals in 2016/17"