Posts From December, 2015

Auditor report offers positive view of under pressure public services 

A report published by the Auditor General has today highlighted how many of Wales’ cash strapped public services are continuing to perform well. The ‘A Picture of Public Services 2015’ report, while calling on all public services in Wales to... read more
 
Thursday, 17 December 2015 Categories: News

Local government settlement - 'as good as it gets in the current climate' says WLGA 

The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government shows a slowing down of the budget cuts faced by local councils in Wales. In the current climate this is an outcome which councils will view in a positive light and welcome the... read more
 
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 Categories: News

Draft budget acknowledges local government's call on preventative public services 

The draft budget announced by Welsh Government acknowledges the need to invest in preventative public services, and suggests local councils will be offered a level of relative protection in the future. Commenting on the draft budget, Cllr Aaron... read more
 
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 Categories: News

Draft budget will maintain momentum on Welsh education improvement 

The WLGA has welcomed a Welsh Government budget that will help support continued improvement in local education services, while offering councils potentially greater financial flexibility. The draft budget announced by Welsh Government sees a... read more
 
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 Categories: News

Social care protection - an investment in communities and an investment in the NHS 

The draft Welsh Government budget has recognised the value of local public services, by protecting the funding allocated to council social care departments for the next year. The funding protection, along with the investment of an additional... read more
 
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 Categories: News

Wales stands ready to welcome Syrian refugees 

The first refugees from the conflict in Syria are to arrive in Wales this week, the Welsh Government has said. Torfaen, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot and Caerphilly will welcome around 50 Syrian refugees, ensuring they are resettled in the... read more
 
Monday, 07 December 2015 Categories: News

WLGA makes pre-budget call for investment in vital local services 

In advance of the draft Welsh Government budget due to be announced tomorrow, local councils are calling for an urgent investment into preventative local public services. Having already implemented over £700 million of savings from their... read more
 
Monday, 07 December 2015 Categories: News
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