Re-thinking local

The LGA’s blueprint for empowering local areas

EU flags outside an official building

EU money ‘going unspent’

More than £730 million in vital EU cash – which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 – risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, the LGA has warned.

Time for fiscal devolution?

Local government across the western world has been able to react to the COVID-19 crisis with greater powers and autonomy than councils in the UK, according to a new report from the think-tank Localis, commissioned by the LGA.