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LGA responds to Industrial Strategy White Paper

“Councils have a unique leadership role in developing local industrial strategies – but they need to be able to draw on the right powers and adequate funding to deliver successful and inclusive economies."

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LGA responds to changes to broadband speed advertising guidance

“Broadband users deserve greater honesty and openness about the download and upload speeds they are likely to receive depending on their location.”

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LGA responds to Industrial Strategy Commission's final report

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the final report by the Industrial Strategy Commission, published today.

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Hand over mobile operators' fines for councils to spend on boosting digital connectivity, says LGA

Money from fines given to mobile operators for poor customer service or coverage should be handed over to local areas to boost connectivity, council leaders say today.

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LGA responds to Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to a new Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK.

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LGA responds to broadband speeds advertising consultation

Cllr Gillian Brown, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responded to the launch of a public consultation by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) on different options to strengthen the standards around broadband speed claims.