Posts in Category: Finance and Resources

Local Government settlement – the War of Attrition continues, says WLGA 

The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government continues an eight-year run of real terms reductions to local government funding. In the context of ongoing and prolonged austerity, councils will view this as a very difficult and... read more
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Leader says “Austerity is an idea with a great future behind it” 

The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today shows that local public services will continue to face significant challenges. The increase shown on the face of the budget is due to transfers from other ministerial portfolios and this... read more
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Press Statement on R (on the application of Forge Care Homes Ltd and others) (Appellants) v Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 56 On appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 26 

In responding to today’s Supreme Court Judgment, the final ruling in relation to Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the WLGA is satisfied the parties involved can now move forward on the outcome. This case represents complex and challenging issues brought... read more
Thursday, 03 August 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

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 Press Statement - 2017 UK Government Spring Budget 

Local services that are relied on by the most vulnerable in our communities will continue to face a precarious future. Local finances are facing a £200m black hole next year rising to £540 by 2019-20. Nearly half of that is due pressures in social... read more
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Final Settlement for Local Government 

The final settlement announced by Welsh Government confirms the funding package for local government in 2017-18 provisionally announced last October. We welcome the fact that some of the additional pressures identified by the WLGA in areas of... read more
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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