Posts From October, 2016

Councils express concern about proposed food safety reforms 

Welsh councils have expressed serious concern about Food Standards Agency proposals which would reform how food safety is regulated and inspected in Wales. Commenting on the proposals, WLGA Spokesperson for Regulatory Services Cllr Neil Moore... read more
 
Friday, 28 October 2016 Categories: News

Welsh Councils committed to providing humanitarian support to refugees 

Following the statement from the City of Cardiff Council that they will be receiving a number of unaccompanied children from the Calais camp, the WLGA has reaffirmed Welsh local government’s continuing commitment to provide humanitarian support to... read more
 
Thursday, 20 October 2016 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Pooling Moves a Step Closer for Local Government Pension Scheme Funds in Wales  

The 8 LGPS funds in Wales have submitted a proposal to UK Government to enable them to pool their £13bn of investments. The aim is to reduce investment management costs and through joint governance arrangements to share knowledge and best practice... read more
 
Friday, 14 October 2016 Categories: News

WLGA Call for Continued Investment in Social Services 

The WLGA welcomes two reports published today that underline the pivotal importance of social services in the healthcare system and highlights chronic underfunding across the service. A report from the Health Foundation(1) finds that social services ... read more
 
Thursday, 13 October 2016 Categories: News

Diversity in Democracy promotes progress 

Progress is being made but more action and leadership is needed to ensure that council chambers are increasingly diverse. That was the key message of a Diversity in Democracy event held in Cardiff today. The Diversity in Democracy is a Welsh... read more
 
Thursday, 13 October 2016 Categories: News

WLGA supports Welsh Government proposal to review Communities First  

The WLGA supports Welsh Government proposals announced today to review and possibly replace the Communities First programme with a new approach to meet the Wales’ future challenges. Commenting on the announcement, WLGA Leader Cllr Bob Wellington... read more
 
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Categories: News

Councils welcome new approach to reform  

Local councils have welcomed a new approach to local government reform announced today by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM. Local authorities have faced a challenging period of austerity and uncertainty... read more
 
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 Categories: Local Government Reform News
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