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LGA: housing developers must adopt a 'fibre to the premises' kitemark for new builds

“We call on the Government, homebuilders and the broadband industry to work with us and develop the details of this proposal and give homebuyers the confidence to invest in a new home, knowing they won’t be stuck in the digital slow lane.”

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LGA: British Chambers of Commerce skills research shows radical reform needed to tackle crisis

“Twelve million people – the combined population of London, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire – will be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2024."

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Christmas markets see surge to bring festive cheer to High Streets

Christmas markets have brought festive cheer to towns and cities across the country, with some places experiencing a surge in shoppers spending locally.

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LGA and LEP network joint-working commitment

“LEPs are local partnerships and growth strategies will rely on the strength and quality of local leadership. They will continue to succeed with the close involvement of councils, as we work together to meet local ambitions.”

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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.