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​Council leaders call for urgent “safety net” of replacement EU funds and standards in rural communities 

Leaders of Wales’ rural council areas have called on the UK government to urgently set out coherent plans for trade, funding and replacement legislation to come into force when the current transition period ends. Existing arrangements will need... read more
 

Council leaders in Wales call on UK and Welsh governments to “move heaven and earth” to help communities affected by heavy job losses in the north east 

Leaders of the 22 councils in Wales have called on Welsh and UK governments to work together on a two-government support package to come to the aid of those affected by devastating job losses in Flintshire. Airbus have announced that 1,727 jobs... read more
 

Future funding clarity “crucial” for rural communities’ future, says WLGA Rural Forum 

Clarity over future funding arrangements is “crucial” to ensure that rural communities are supported post Brexit, representatives of rural authorities have said this week at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. Joint chairs of the WLGA Rural... read more
 

Wylfa Newydd delay “very worrying” for north Wales economy 

Thursday, 17 January 2019 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News
Responding to the announcement that plans for the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey are to be delayed, Cllr Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Spokesperson for Economic Development and Energy, said: “This news today is very worrying for the economy... read more
 

‘Don’t leave rural Wales behind post-Brexit’, warn WLGA rural leaders 

Wales must not be placed at a competitive disadvantage in any future approaches to agricultural support, rural council leaders in Wales have warned. At a meeting in North Wales of the WLGA Rural Forum (comprised of nine of the 22 local... read more
 

Urgent clarity needed on post-Brexit regional funding 

With a further round of negotiations and discussions in Westminster and Wales on the priorities for Brexit this week, the WLGA is today calling for urgent clarity on post-Brexit regional funding in supporting Welsh communities. EU regeneration... read more
 

WLGA disappointed at UK Government decision on Swansea tidal lagoon 

The WLGA has expressed disappointment at the announcement that the UK Government is not prepared to back the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. In response to this afternoon’s announcement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: "I... read more
 

‘Change is the only certainty’ in post-Brexit rural communities 

Rural counties in Wales will need enhanced support to prepare for the big changes brought by Brexit, council leaders have said. As members of the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM’s Brexit Roundtable... read more
 

WLGA welcomes Assembly committee support for devolution of economic development powers to regions 

Thursday, 02 November 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News
Welcoming the release of a report by the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills National Assembly Committee today, Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Spokesperson on Economic Development, Europe and Energy said: “I am pleased that the... read more
 

Councils leading the way in raising productivity and unlocking economic growth 

Friday, 22 September 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News
The Leader of WLGA has today stressed the importance of working together to forge innovative solutions to raising productivity and developing a skilled workforce within our communities. Councillor Debbie Wilcox addressed an exchange seminar... read more
 
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