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Coronavirus support funding reaching businesses – LGA statement

“Councils are leading local efforts to support businesses as they try and cope with the coronavirus outbreak."

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Councils call for urgent clarity on future of Community Renewal Fund

Councils have called on the Government to provide urgent clarity on the future of the Community Renewal Fund, after announcements of successful projects have been delayed.

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Councils leading the way on digital inclusion

“As part of the LGA’s wider sector-led improvement offer, the Digital Inclusion programme is helping councils to reach out and provide a vital service for residents who don’t have access or confidence to use digital platforms."

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Gigabit Broadband Rollout - LGA responds to Levelling-Up White Paper announcement

“Tackling the digital divide will be important to levelling up in every community, ensuring everyone has the connectivity they need to thrive. We remain committed to working with government to help design an approach to roll out that will benefit from councils’ local expertise.”

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LGA and LEP network joint-working commitment

“LEPs are local partnerships and growth strategies will rely on the strength and quality of local leadership. They will continue to succeed with the close involvement of councils, as we work together to meet local ambitions.”

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LGA awards funding for councils as part of Digital Pathfinders Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced the nine successful councils in its new Digital Pathfinders Programme. 75 councils in England were shortlisted through a competitive bidding process. 

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LGA Digital Connectivity applications now open

“The Digital Connectivity programme, which is part of our sector-led improvement offer, is helping all councils to provide vital services for residents who don’t have access or confidence to use digital platforms."

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LGA launches Digital Pathfinders Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched its Digital Pathfinders Programme to help councils innovate and pioneer projects to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.

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LGA responds to Which? report into coverage ‘blackouts’

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, responds to the report by Which? that found that millions are at risk of mobile signal ‘blackouts’.

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LGA responds to change in planning laws for 5G rollout

“Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, and councils have been a key player in the roll-out to the hardest to reach areas in the last five years."