Posts in Category: Finance and Resources

WLGA response to UK Minister for Communities, Housing and Local Government COVID-19 funding announcement 

Responding to the UK Government announcement today, WLGA Leader Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) said:
“The UK Government’s announcement today is recognition of the essential role of councils across the UK and the £95m consequential is a welcome contribution to the fight against Coronavirus in Wales. Councils’ work across the country has been nothing ... read more
 
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

UK Budget: “Give Welsh public services long term security” 

WLGA is today calling on the UK Government to commit to sustained investment in public services in its forthcoming Budget. Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “Local services are the bedrock of our society. So... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

First significant funding increase in 12 years welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has today welcomed a “positive” settlement for councils next year which will see councils receive the first significant increase in their core grant funding in over 12 years. Councils will get a 4.3% boost in the block funding which is... read more
 
Monday, 16 December 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources 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

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

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government extra funding announcement 

Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement of additional capital funding for local government as part of an investment package to support Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: ... read more
 
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Working in partnership to achieve a fairer council tax system 

WLGA has today welcomed a series of measures introduced by Welsh Government designed to create a fairer and more equitable council tax system, following extensive engagement with WLGA, local authorities and MoneySavingExpert.com. New measures... read more
 
Monday, 01 April 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News Welfare Reform

WLGA Statement: Announcement of Additional Resources for Councils 

The announcement of additional resources for local services across Wales follows productive discussions over the past month between Welsh Government and the WLGA. The Welsh Government committed to put councils at the “front of the queue” for... read more
 
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Austerity continues for councils 

Councils in Wales are still examining the consequences of the UK budget. The WLGA has proposed the following measures to assist council tax payers across Wales. It is vital that more money is invested into core services especially schools, social... read more
 
Monday, 29 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources 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
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