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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.
“Continued access to these EU wide databases is of vital importance and the Government and the European Union must ensure that it is maintained.”
"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."
Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Brexit Taskforce, responds to Brexit impact assessments being prepared by councils.
"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."
“The Government should urgently consult with councils on the likely impact on transport infrastructure."
The UK leaving the European Union will mean significant new additional responsibilities for local councils to check goods entering the country.
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
“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.”
“This new funding is a positive step forward to help councils prepare their local ports for the end of the EU Transition Period."
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