Posts From March, 2013

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Continuing pain for local public services 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 Categories: News
The Chancellor confirmed today that the proposed reductions in public expenditure will continue over the next few years and that they will impact on local public services. The Chancellor’s forecast for growth this year has also been revised... read more

Councils meet to tackle welfare reform challenges 

Friday, 15 March 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform
Delegates from across local government in Wales have met to identify what must be done to meet the challenges being created by sweeping reform of the welfare state. Forming part of Welsh local government’s response to the controversial welfare... read more

Local government to deliver new regeneration framework in Wales 

Monday, 11 March 2013 Categories: News
The WLGA has welcomed the launch of a new Welsh Government framework that will change the way Wales invests in regeneration projects in the future. The ‘Vibrant and Viable Places’ framework acknowledges the role that mainstream investment can... read more

Local councils welcome legal ruling on recycling 

Friday, 08 March 2013 Categories: News
Local government in Wales has welcomed the outcome of a Judicial Review that ruled councils should be free to run recycling services that reflect their local circumstances. The decision follows a claim lodged by the Campaign for Real Recycling... read more

Joint conference champions a fairer Wales 

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 Categories: News
Delegates from across local government and the NHS in Wales met today to help drive change and promote equality and fairness in Wales. As the second joint annual conference delivered by the health and local government sectors, the event saw... read more

Harsh winter leads to growing highways repair bill 

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 Categories: News
Local councils in Wales have been left facing an increasing highways repair bill, after recent flooding and freezing conditions combined to deliver widespread damage to Wales’ road network. While work continues to quantify the extent of the... read more

Difficult balancing act as Councils finalise budgets 

Monday, 04 March 2013 Categories: News
The WLGA expects the average Council Tax increase for Councils across Wales for 2013-14 to be around 2.9%, meaning that Welsh households will continue to pay over £200 less per year for council services than English households. This prediction is... read more