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LGA responds to Prime Minister's plan to rebuild UK

"Planning powers must also remain at a local level, to enable councils to deliver resilient, prosperous places that meet the needs of their communities."

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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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LGA responds to government gigabit-speed announcement for new homes

“Digital connectivity is central to thriving communities - with millions of people relying on broadband coverage every day, including businesses and our most vulnerable."

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LGA responds to shared rural network announcement

“It is important our communities are not cut off from the digital age, and the £1 billion Shared Rural Network deal is good news for our communities, especially in rural areas."

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LGA responds to government response to Online Harms White Paper

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.

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LGA responds to IPPR report on digital inclusion

“Councils are at the heart of their communities and making sure that everyone can benefit from the digital revolution is key and councils are trying to embed digital inclusion into the heart of everything they do."

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Mobile network operators 'marking their own homework', LGA warns

Across the country, local government is working on behalf of residents to hold mobile network operators to account on their coverage commitments. Yet some are finding that where coverage is supposedly fast and reliable, users have frequently reported being unable to make phone calls or get online. 

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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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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to broadband announcement

"With access found to be patchy in some areas, it is critical the Government ensures good mobile coverage nationwide, especially in more remote areas."

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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’.