5 February 2015
Letter from Cllr David Sparks, Chairman of the Local Government Association to the DCLG Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government plus relevant ministers across Government to set out our views on governance decisions regarding the £5.3 billion European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-2020.
30 January 2015
The EU-US trade deal known as the ‘Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' is currently being negotiated between the two continents. Whilst recognising the potential benefits of the deal, LGA is working to ensure that services delivered by councils are properly safeguarded.
27 November 2014
The Local Government Association and Local Enterprise Partnerships Network have issued a joint letter on the rationale for Limited Intermediate Body status on selection of projects.
2 October 2014
The LGA Chairman has written a joint letter with Alex Pratt OBE, Chair of LEP Network Management Board to The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, the BIS minister responsible for EU structural funds and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon the DCLG minister responsible for European programmes.
28 August 2014
On taking up his seat on the national Growth Programme Board, established to put in place arrangements for the £5.3 billion European Structural and Investment Funds, LGA Chairman, Cllr David Sparks OBE wrote to the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP to set out the sector's views on the process thus far, and to suggest outstanding issues which need to be resolved.
LGA lobbies and influences draft EU laws to get the best deal for our councils. LGA serves as national secretariat for UK delegations in the Committee of the Regions of the EU and Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe providing bespoke expert and logistic support.
30 September 2014
LGA councils benefit from EU funding and learn from good practice in other countries, whilst EU laws impact upon our services daily.
The LGA provides a ‘national service' that our councils can rely on. We ensure that councils receive timely intelligence on funding opportunities and future regulations, and we lobby EU decision-makers to minimise additional costs and bureaucracy.
EU Funding tracker
The LGA's EU Funding Tracker is part of a new and improved national service to help better connect our member authorities with European developments and funding opportunities.
To find out the latest funding opportunities see here: