6 August 2015
This LGA paper (June 2015) calls on the Government to reverse its decision to restrict local public bodies from being able to apply for cofinancing status during this programme period.
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.
1 July 2015
The LGA has developed guidance covering over 20 funding sources of relevance including the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
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.
8 May 2015
Councils have already seen cuts of nearly 40 per cent since 2010 and are facing a £12.4 billion funding gap by the end of the decade. Find out more about our Future Funding campaign and the LGA's call for fairer funding for local government.
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.