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Levelling up

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on levelling up funding

“Levelling up funding has the potential to transform communities across the country and many projects are already underway."

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3G network shutdown could hit parking and other services, councils warn

Parking meters, alarm systems and telecare devices could be disrupted and left obsolete due to the upcoming switch off of 2G and 3G mobile networks, councils warn.

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LGA responds to Age UK survey on digital exclusion

Ensuring local services are as accessible as possible to everyone in their communities is important to councils

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LGA responds to approval of councils’ UKSPF investment plans

"The Government must now work with councils and combined authorities to overcome any additional local challenges caused by the delay and make the introduction of the fund a success."

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LGA: Councils call for urgent clarity on the future of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Vital locally-led projects for boosting business, supporting local communities and regenerating high streets are at risk due to government delays in approving councils’ investment plans.

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LGA responds to change in planning laws for 5G rollout

“Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, and councils have been a key player in the roll-out to the hardest to reach areas in the last five years."

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Gigabit Broadband Rollout - LGA responds to Levelling-Up White Paper announcement

“Tackling the digital divide will be important to levelling up in every community, ensuring everyone has the connectivity they need to thrive. We remain committed to working with government to help design an approach to roll out that will benefit from councils’ local expertise.”

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LGA awards funding for councils as part of Digital Pathfinders Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced the nine successful councils in its new Digital Pathfinders Programme. 75 councils in England were shortlisted through a competitive bidding process. 

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Councils call for urgent clarity on future of Community Renewal Fund

Councils have called on the Government to provide urgent clarity on the future of the Community Renewal Fund, after announcements of successful projects have been delayed.

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LGA launches Digital Pathfinders Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched its Digital Pathfinders Programme to help councils innovate and pioneer projects to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.

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