Posts From August, 2014

Laboratory closure a stark warning on local government budget pressures 

The closure of Wales' only publicly-run food testing laboratory offers a stark warning on the loss of vital local services due to continued local government budget cuts. Responding to the closure, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more
Thursday, 28 August 2014 Categories: News

Living wage call puts services and jobs at risk 

While local government supports the idea of a ‘living wage’ for all staff, the call from the TUC for councils to lead by example would put local jobs and services at risk. Responding to the TUC, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson... read more
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 Categories: News

New papers released on migration, housing and community cohesion in Wales 

The Wales Migration Partnership (WMP) has launched the second in a series of detailed briefing papers on migration in Wales. Written by Professor Heaven Crawley, the briefings offer up-to-date summaries of the evidence base available on... read more
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 Categories: News

WLGA congratulates pupils on GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate exam success 

The Welsh Local Government Association has today congratulated Welsh pupils on their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate exam achievements. Results for 2014 show that overall outcomes at grades A*-C, across all subjects, have improved from 65.7% last... read more
Thursday, 21 August 2014 Categories: News

WLGA responds to UNISON pay demonstrations 

With council budgets creaking under the strain of continued austerity, local government does not have the financial resources to increase the pay offer made to its employees. Responding to calls for the local government pay offer to be revised,... read more
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Categories: News

Pupils congratulated on A Level and Welsh Baccalaureate success 

The Welsh Local Government Association has congratulated pupils in Wales on a successful and positive year for A-Level and Welsh Baccalaureate examination results. With A level results improving at the highest grades range in Wales, as well as... read more
Thursday, 14 August 2014 Categories: News

Council reserves offer no solution to funding crisis 

The WLGA has outlined how local government’s dwindling financial reserves offer no solution for the wider funding crisis facing councils in Wales. Steve Thomas CBE, chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association said: “While the... read more
Monday, 11 August 2014 Categories: News

Concern raised over discretionary housing payments 

The WLGA has voiced concern over discretionary housing payments after recent figures suggest applications for housing support have experienced a 250% rise. A Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson said: "Local government in Wales is... read more
Friday, 08 August 2014 Categories: Housing News

WLGA responds to 'Town Hall Rich List' report 

The WLGA has responded to a Tax Payers’ Alliance report which shows that councils in Wales continue to set responsible salary levels for senior local government staff. Commenting on the report, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson... read more
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 Categories: News

WLGA Independent Group raises concerns over Williams report 

Welsh Independent Councillors are extremely concerned and urge caution regarding the effect that the focus on reorganising local government boundaries could have for the residents of Wales. Whilst accepting that some of the smaller Local... read more
Monday, 04 August 2014 Categories: News

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