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Councils support local businesses to take advantage of international trade opportunities

The report, which was commissioned by the LGA and produced by Value Adage with support from the Department of International Trade, finds that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are reliant on our ability to export abroad, with firms in London and the south east having the highest number of export-supported jobs.


Councils: displaying food hygiene ratings must be made mandatory after Brexit

All food premises should be forced to display ‘Scores on the Doors’ ratings when EU laws governing food safety are converted into UK law to improve hygiene standards.


Leaving the EU without access to reciprocal intelligence will weaken our ability to protect public health and the economy

“Continued access to these EU wide databases is of vital importance and the Government and the European Union must ensure that it is maintained.”


LGA on farming subsidies: local areas also need clarity on EU regional aid funding post Brexit

"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, it is essential that this funding to local areas is fully replaced as part of a locally-led successor to EU regional aid."


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."

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LGA responds to Government UK borders announcement

“The Government should urgently consult with councils on the likely impact on transport infrastructure."

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LGA responds to NAO on UK readiness for the end of EU Transition Period

The UK leaving the European Union will mean significant new additional responsibilities for local councils to check goods entering the country.


LGA responds to Spending Review UK Shared Prosperity Fund announcement

Cllr Kevin Bentley comments on the government’s announcement that local pilots and £1.5 billion of funding a year would be promised in a new UK Shared Prosperity Fund

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.”