Posts From March, 2016

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New council tax rates set to help protect local services 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Categories: News
With a national 3.5% average increase, local councils in Wales continue to set fair local council tax rates designed to protect the delivery of vital local services. Commenting on the national council tax average Steve Thomas, Chief Executive of... read more

All Local Authority Education Services in Wales out of Esytn Monitoring 

Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News
The WLGA welcomes the announcement today that Cardiff City Council's education service no longer requires Estyn monitoring. The announcement means that there are now no local authority education services in Wales in any Estyn category. Over... read more

WLGA welcomes proposed reforms of local government finance in Wales 

Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News
Local government leaders have welcomed a report calling for a series of ambitious but pragmatic reforms of how local councils in Wales are funded. Published by an Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales (ICLGF Wales), the... read more

2016 UK Government Budget - WLGA Statement 

Thursday, 17 March 2016 Categories: News
The Chancellor’s announcement today marks continued pressure on local public services that have experienced unprecedented funding reductions since 2009-10. Despite a better than anticipated settlement for 2016-17 which was confirmed earlier this... read more

'Right to Buy' suspension to help meet social housing demand in Wales 

Thursday, 10 March 2016 Categories: Housing News
A number of local councils are exploring a five year suspension of ‘Right to Buy’ to secure the future supply of social housing in Wales. Commenting on proposals to suspend ‘Right to Buy’ in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more

Learning with autism programme launched for primary schools in Wales 

Thursday, 03 March 2016 Categories: News
A new ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is to be launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales. Developed in collaboration with Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly councils, the programme will offer professionals,... read more