16 May 2013
The LGA has responded strongly to EU moves to ban investment aid to large companies.
02 April 2013
Vital European Union funds are being taken away from English councils and their business partners in a blow to local growth projects.
21 March 2013
Councils and businesses will have a greater say in how the next round of EU will be spent in the UK, giving them the power to create jobs, boost local growth and help speed up the economic recovery. For the first time, the EU is set to recognise that local authorities must be closely involved in the preparation of the UK's spending plan for the next round of EU funding for 2014-2020.
LGA lobbies and influences draft EU laws to get the best deal for our councils as more than a half of all regulation affecting councils originates from the EU, directly impacting councils' statutory duties.
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, and also coordinates UK presence in various other European and International bodies.
Through our international work, which includes countries in the Commonwealth and future EU member states, the LGA aims to build the capacity of local government in these countries so that ultimately they can improve public service delivery for their communities, and become self-supporting. Our work is demand-led, and wherever possible, we use existing expertise from the sector.
20 November 2012
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 EU red-tape.
While we cannot assist on individual funding applications, we can offer meeting space and hot-desks for any council that wishes to do business at the EU.
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