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LGA responds to Cavendish Coalition report

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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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LGA responds to Government announcement on funding from EU programmes

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the LGA's Brexit Taskforce responds to the Government’s announcement on funding from EU programmes guaranteed until the end of 2020.

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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."

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'Clock ticking' on post-Brexit funding certainty

Local areas must be given post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations by the time the UK formally leaves the European Union in March 2019, council leaders say today, as they set out an urgent timetable for government to follow to clarify the future of this vital funding.

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LGA responds to NAO report on exiting the EU

"This report highlights a number of concerns the LGA has already raised about the impact of Brexit on local regulators, particularly in port areas."

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LGA responds to the Brexit Health Alliance's briefing on public health

“It is vital that the UK and EU maintain a high level of cooperation in these areas to ensure all countries continue to be able to effectively address health inequalities, tackle chronic diseases and protect against serious health threats."

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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.