Posts From January, 2013

Fruit and veg contract award supports Welsh SMEs 

Fourteen Welsh councils have helped support the long term financial future of five Welsh suppliers following the award of a substantial contract to supply councils with fresh fruit and vegetables. Led by the Welsh Purchasing Consortium (WPC), a... read more
 
Thursday, 31 January 2013 Categories: News

Social Care Bill offers opportunity for change 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has today welcomed the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill as an opportunity to help shape a sustainable social care system for Wales. Announced by the Deputy Minister for Children and Social ... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Categories: News

Partnership means better protection for communities and businesses in North Wales 

The leaders of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham County Councils have made a firm commitment to work in collaboration with one another in delivering the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Enforcement Priorities for... read more
 
Monday, 28 January 2013 Categories: News

Future Delivery of Education Services in Wales 

Responding to the announcement by Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education and Skills, the 22 council leaders across Wales have stressed that education is their number one priority and that local government remains committed to improving... read more
 
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 Categories: News

New high speed broadband vital for growth in Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed the announcement that work has begun on developing a high speed broadband infrastructure for Wales. Following a recent announcement by the Welsh Government, the launch of the ‘Superfast... read more
 
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 Categories: News

Council tax benefit funding a welfare relief for Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed the provision of vital Welsh Government funds to help council tax benefit claimants in Wales. Following widespread reform of the welfare state by the UK Government, council tax benefit... read more
 
Monday, 21 January 2013 Categories: News

Local government to deliver new era of digital citizenship 

The announcement that almost £40 million will be invested in broadband services for local schools has today placed local councils at the forefront of digital learning in Wales. The new ‘Learning in Digital Wales Grant’ announced by the Welsh... read more
 
Monday, 14 January 2013 Categories: News

2013 brings tough decisions for local government 

As Councils throughout Wales enter the final stages of setting 2013-14 budgets, the WLGA has warned that balancing the demand for public services against ever dwindling council budgets is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. Councillor... read more
 
Friday, 11 January 2013 Categories: News
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