Posts From March, 2014

Councils welcome discussions on future of local government in Wales 

The WLGA has unanimously welcomed the opportunity provided by Wales’ First Minister, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, for further discussions on the future of local government in Wales. At a meeting held today in Mold, WLGA members unanimously agreed to ... read more
Friday, 28 March 2014 Categories: News

Equality matters more, not less, in tough economic times 

Delegates from across local government and the NHS will meet today to champion how the creation of a fairer Wales can remain a priority during tough economic times. As the third joint annual conference delivered by the health and local... read more
Thursday, 27 March 2014 Categories: News

Austerity set to continue for Welsh public services 

The recent budget announcement by the UK Chancellor has confirmed that a policy of austerity will potentially continue well into the next parliament, and will continue to impact on local public services in Wales. Councillor Aaron Shotton... read more
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Categories: News

Welsh council to regulate UK estate agencies 

The WLGA has welcomed the news that Powys County Council has been awarded a national contract to regulate estate agencies across the UK. Powys council’s Trading Standards teams will take over their new national role on the 1 April 2014, having... read more
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Categories: News

Average council tax rise of 4.2% as councils protect services 

Following an extremely difficult round of budget setting for local government, councils in Wales have set an average rise of 4.2% in their local council tax rate. While budget decisions by the Police and Community Councils will also affect the... read more
Friday, 07 March 2014 Categories: News

Welsh local government in important EU visit 

A small WLGA delegation has arrived in Brussels to discuss the major EU issues that are set to impact on councils in Wales in the future. The delegation will meet with key European decision makers from the European Commission and Parliament to... read more
Thursday, 06 March 2014 Categories: News

Report calls for greater councillor diversity in 2017 

The WLGA has welcomed the publication of an ‘expert group’ report outlining the actions required to increase the diversity of local councillors in Wales. Set up by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Local Government and Government Business in May ... read more
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 Categories: News

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