Posts in Category: Local Democracy and Governance

Appointment of new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement of the new Cabinet, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “I would like to congratulate Alun Davies AM on his appointment as the new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government. He has... read more
 
Friday, 03 November 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Scheme to promote closer working with local government 

An updated scheme setting out the basis of a new relationship between the Welsh Government and local government has been published today. The Local Government Scheme looks at how the Welsh Government, local government and the wider public service ... read more
 
Monday, 30 October 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA Leader calls for the “Closing Down Sale” for local services to end 

The Leader of the WLGA is today calling for an end to the relentless cuts to public services as a new report is published highlighting the scale of shrinking budgets. The publication of the report “Welsh Budgetary Trade-offs” it a timely and ... read more
 
Thursday, 21 September 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Local government committed to reform, says WLGA 

The WLGA today reaffirmed its commitment to reform as the Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford outlined his plans for local government. Responding to the statement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), said: “Leaders have been in regular... read more
 
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA calls for Social Services investment 

The WLGA is calling for more funding for health and social care, in the wake of a new report published recently focusing on spending in the field since the onset of austerity. The report by Wales Public Services highlights that per capita... read more
 

WLGA welcomes White Paper on local government reform 

The White Paper on local government reform published today by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM has been informed by dialogue and engagement with local government and reflects some of the reforms councils... read more
 
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News
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