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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.

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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.”

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LGA: Government agrees to consultative rights for local government post Brexit

Local government currently has a formal advisory role in the EU law and policy-making process through its membership of the EU Committee of the Regions. This formal involvement in law-making has ensured that EU laws are improved by the experience of those at the frontline of delivery. The LGA, together with the local government associations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, have been in discussion with the UK Government about how this advisory role might be replicated in UK law. Our shared ambition is to replicate the advisory role of local government in the UK post-exit, without

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LGA response to report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee on Brexit preparations

“We want to urgently work with the Government to help develop a fully-funded and locally-driven successor scheme to EU regional aid."

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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."

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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.