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£5.3bn EU cash countdown: regional aid funding to run out in 18 months

Local areas in England are at risk of losing out on £5.3 billion in just 18 months if the Government does not act fast and put in place replacement funding arrangements once the UK leaves the EU, council leaders are warning.


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.

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.


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


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 £10 million of additional government funding for councils to help with EU Transition at ports

“This new funding is a positive step forward to help councils prepare their local ports for the end of the EU Transition Period."

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.”


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

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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.

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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."