“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."
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.
"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."
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.