Posts in Category: News

New WLGA Leader appointed 

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been appointed as WLGA Leader at the WLGA Council meeting (29th November 2019), following the introduction of former Leader Baroness Wilcox of Newport to the House of... read more
 
Friday, 06 December 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Notable improvement in education in Wales 

WLGA has today welcomed the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, which show a marked improvement in all areas of the Welsh education system. Co-ordinated and led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Major council reforms proposed in Wales 

The Welsh Government has announced wide-ranging local government reforms through the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill, published today. The Bill will provide councils with a new power of general competence, streamlines council... read more
 
Posted by Jenna Redfern Tuesday, 19 November 2019 Categories: News

UK Council leaders agree joint action on standards in public life 

Leaders from the UK’s four Local Government Associations met at the UK Forum in Cardiff on the 5th November to discuss common priorities and agree a shared programme of action promoting greater civility in public life. Welcoming colleagues,... read more
 
Friday, 08 November 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Funding for digital support welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has welcomed Welsh Government’s announcement of funding which will help support councils to harness digital technology to overhaul how local services are delivered. At a meeting of the Executive Board in Flintshire last week, the Minister... read more
 
Thursday, 31 October 2019 Categories: Local Government Reform News

Views sought on sensory and communication service in South East Wales 

Parents in South East Wales are being invited to attend any one of a number of meetings being held to seek views on the provision of sensory and communication services in the region, as part of an independent review. Known as SENCOM, the service... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

WLGA welcomes £12.8m additional funding for teachers’ pay award 

WLGA has today welcomed Welsh Government’s commitment of an additional £12.8m to help meet the cost of increases to teachers’ pay. This is the first year that Welsh Government has been able to set teachers’ pay and conditions following the... read more
 
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources Lifelong Learning News

Considerable achievements of WLGA Leader recognised in Honours List 

Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, has been created a life peer in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List. Councillor Wilcox is recognised for her... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Categories: News

“Councils will do all they can to try to mitigate worst effects of Brexit on essential local services” 

Lead local authority Brexit officers and members came together today at an event to discuss ongoing preparations for Brexit, amidst continuing uncertainty at Westminster. Local government representatives were joined at the event by the Counsel... read more
 
Thursday, 05 September 2019 Categories: Europe News

Spending Review: “It’s time to honour vow to invest in Wales’ vital local services 

Following today’s Spending Review, council leaders are calling for any extra money received by the Welsh Government to be invested in essential local services. The UK Government’s Spending Review outlines how funding will be allocated to... read more
 
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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