Posts From February, 2012

Councils to join forces for better purchasing power 

Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough councils have given the go- ahead for plans to collaborate to deliver an improved procurement service. Both councils agreed proposals for the partnership at their Cabinet meetings this month and it is... read more
 
Monday, 27 February 2012 Categories: News

Councils respond to local government pay claim 

In order to protect funding to vital frontline services and reduce further job losses, no pay offer will be made to local government employees in England and Wales for 2012/13. Cllr. Gordon Kemp, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)... read more
 
Thursday, 23 February 2012 Categories: News

WLGA and ADSS Cymru respond to CSSIW Annual Report 2010-11 

Responding to today’s CSSIW Annual Report, Cllr Meryl Gravell OBE (Carmarthenshire), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care said: “The WLGA welcomes the report’s findings, particularly the recognition that local authorities are increasingly working... read more
 
Monday, 20 February 2012 Categories: News

WLGA responds to WAO report on recycling rates in Wales 

A WLGA Spokesperson said: “The WLGA welcomes today’s report from the WAO, which acknowledges the progress local authorities are making in meeting WG waste targets. Recycling rates in Wales are continuing to increase and earlier this year Wales ... read more
 
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 Categories: News

Record low Council Tax increase expected 

The WLGA expects the average Council Tax increase across Wales for 2012-13 to be at a record low, at approximately 2.1%, meaning that Welsh households will continue to pay less per year for council services than English households. This prediction... read more
 
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 Categories: News

Local authorities to get borrowing boost from the Welsh Government for investment in highways 

Transport Minister Carl Sargeant and Finance Minister Jane Hutt today announced that local authorities across Wales will now benefit from a new scheme to address pressures on road maintenance budgets, allowing them to free up resources and boost... read more
 
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 Categories: News

WLGA launches web based collaboration tool 

The WLGA has today launched a new web based Collaboration Compendium, a live and easy to use tool which holds information about collaborative projects and joint working across Wales. The Compendium is being hosted by the Local Government Data Unit... read more
 
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 Categories: News
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