Letter from Councillor David Sparks OBE, Chair LGA, and Alex Pratt OBE, Chair of LEP Network Management
2 October 2014
The 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.
16 April 2014
The Local Government Association is represented on the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Programme Growth Board, set up to bring together key stakeholders to put in place arrangements for the management and delivery of the £5.3 billion funds.
7 March 2014
Councils in England should have more powers devolved to them, according to a new review into the state of local government.
7 March 2014
Ensuring England's £5.3 billion European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) cash injection into local areas from 2014-2020 is driven by LEP area partners and based on what local areas actually need will be critical to supporting local growth and jobs.
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
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