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LGA: simplify EU rules over how councils buy goods and services after Brexit

Simpler rules regulating how councils buy goods and services after Brexit could boost local growth and create jobs.

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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.

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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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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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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: 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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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 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: 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 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.”