Posts in Category: News

Three North Wales councils at the bottom of the Welsh Government’s provisional settlement ‘league table’ 

Responding to Welsh Government’s provisional settlement today, WLGA Deputy Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton (Flintshire) said: “Today’s Provisional Settlement is grossly inadequate for the funding needs of local councils. The councils in... read more
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

A ‘Bread and Butter’ budget, but local government gets the crumbs - again 

The announcement of the provisional settlement for local government today is a deeply disappointing outcome for councils across Wales with the gravest implications for local services. In particular, councils have issued a warning to Welsh... read more
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

More cuts for local services in Wales 

The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today confirms earlier fears that local public services will continue to face significant cuts and thousands of jobs will be lost. Services like transport, public protection, culture,... read more
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Chief Executive to retire after 30 years in local government 

WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas CBE has announced his retirement at the end of 2018 after 30 years working in local government and 15 years in his current role. Having been a local government officer for many years Mr Thomas first joined the... read more
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: News

‘Prevention is always better than a cure’- WLGA and ADSS call for preventative services funding in Draft Budget 

Ahead of Welsh Government’s budget due to be published on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (ADSSC) are urging the government to ensure appropriate... read more
Monday, 01 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Financial ‘winter is coming’ according to council budget survey 

In advance of the Welsh Government Budget announcement next week, the WLGA has surveyed the 22 councils across Wales on their financial prospects after eight years of austerity. All have responded. The clear message is that councils have “run out of ... read more
Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Recognising signs of autism: Welsh autism awareness film rolled out across Europe 

A training film made in Wales, aimed at raising awareness of the signs of autism among front-line professionals in health and education, is being officially re-launched today in a pioneering collaboration with four European countries. Led by a... read more
Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

Over 3,000 primary school teachers successfully complete ‘Learning with Autism’ scheme 

More Welsh schools are being encouraged to participate in the ‘Learning with Autism’ programmes, aimed at raising awareness of autism among children and young people. The ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is aimed at raising awareness among... read more
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

Councils prepare for Brexit 

The WLGA Brexit Transition Support Programme is being launched this week, with the first in a series of events being hosted as part of the WLGA’s support offer to councils in their continuing preparations for the UK’s impending exit from the... read more
Thursday, 20 September 2018 Categories: Europe News

Children's Services in Wales at 'breaking point’ and need urgent investment 

As Assembly Members return from their summer recess ready to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for the next fiscal year, a stark warning has been made to them by local government social care professionals, in a bid to highlight the... read more
Monday, 17 September 2018 Categories: News Social Services

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