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LGA responds to rural services network call for rural strategy

“The LGA’s Post-Brexit England Commission was established to find a way forward. It sets out how councils in non-metropolitan areas can build thriving, connected and healthy communities if they are given the powers and funding to deliver for their residents."


LGA responds to IPPR report on the shared prosperity fund

"Brexit cannot leave local areas facing huge financial uncertainty as a result of lost regional funding."


LGA responds to written ministerial statement on Brexit funding

“We are pleased that the Government has confirmed that any additional responsibilities resulting in new financial pressures for councils arising from Brexit will be fully funded.”


Response to the House of Commons International Trade Committee report

The UK’s future trade policy will have a significant impact on local government and the communities they serve, creating challenges that need to be addressed but also opportunities to do things differently.


LGA responds to Cavendish Coalition report

“This is a positive report that reinforces a number of concerns that the LGA has recently raised."


LGA responds to NAO report on the UK border

"To enable effective planning and implementation, it’s vital that councils are given extra resources, in the same way as the Border Force, Competition and Markets Authority, Food Standards Agency and others have been, and that all relevant councils are involved in the planning process."


LGA: Almost £1 billion of European Social Fund at risk of being sent back to Brussels

The Government is likely to fail to invest almost £1 billion in local communities through the European Social Fund (ESF) risking the money being sent back to Brussels, with the deadline for the money to be spent fast approaching, the Local Government Association has warned today.


LGA responds to Brexit impact assessments by councils

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Brexit Taskforce, responds to Brexit impact assessments being prepared by councils.


LGA responds to Brexit White Paper

"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, we are urging the Government to act immediately to consult on the detail of what the fund will look like."


LGA: Government urged to clarify access to vital infrastructure funding post-Brexit

The Government should set out how it will make equivalent lending alternatives to the European Investment Bank available in England after Brexit, the Local Government Association says today.