Posts From May, 2013

Capital spending to reduce from 2013 onwards 

The WLGA has warned that capital expenditure by councils in Wales is set to reduce significantly from 2013 onwards. With local councils having completed their expenditure forecasts for 2013-14, local government in Wales is facing a collective... read more
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 Categories: News

Ensuring housing quality as well as supply 

The WLGA has welcomed the pace of the improvements being made to social housing in Wales, with Flintshire Council having recently announced that significant progress is being made in delivering the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS). Launched ... read more
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Categories: News

Guidelines published for 90m regeneration funding pot 

Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has published guidance for applicants seeking a share of up to £90 million that will be available over the next three years from the Welsh Government’s new regeneration framework, Vibrant and Viable Places.... read more
Thursday, 16 May 2013 Categories: News

Strengthening Local Democracy 

Responding to the ‘Strengthening Local Democracy’ debate in the National Assembly today, Cllr Mel Nott (Bridgend), WLGA Presiding Officer said: “The WLGA welcomes the Welsh Government’s ongoing commitment to local democracy. The recently... read more
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 Categories: News

WLGA responds to Town Hall Rich List report 

The WLGA has responded to the Tax Payers’ Alliance Rich List report stating that it highlights the openness of local government, while evidencing the shift in Wales towards streamlined senior management teams. Commenting on the report Steve... read more
Friday, 10 May 2013 Categories: News

WLGA urges caution in UK public spending review 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has supported calls for caution over local government funding within the UK Government’s 2015-16 public spending review. With the Local Government Association (LGA) having recently ‘mapped out’ the... read more
Thursday, 09 May 2013 Categories: News

Social Services Bill must be supported by new financial framework 

As part of an ongoing National Assembly for Wales scrutiny process for the new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill, the WLGA has raised financial concerns and asked for clarity on how new statutory duties will be shared equitably across the... read more
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 Categories: News

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