Monday, 01 April 2019
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
Thursday, 26 October 2017
The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit.
Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more
Thursday, 08 January 2015
A new report published by the Wales Audit Office demonstrates how the UK Government’s welfare reform programme is having a significant impact on both councils and social housing tenants in Wales.
With the UK Government aiming to reduce annual... read more
Monday, 07 July 2014
The Welsh Local Government Association has welcomed a report by Citizens Advice Cymru outlining the impact of welfare reform on people in Wales.
Focussing on the cumulative impact of the welfare changes being made by the UK Government, the ‘One... read more
Thursday, 17 October 2013
The WLGA has welcomed a report by the Welsh Affairs Committee that acknowledges that changes to the UK housing benefit system will have a greater impact in Wales, and that these impacts should continue to be monitored closely.
With over 250,000... read more
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The Welsh Local Government Association has voiced concern over the economic cost of UK Government welfare reforms, while identifying a lack of clear guidance on how certain reforms should be implemented in Wales.
The call follows a research... read more
Friday, 15 March 2013
Delegates from across local government in Wales have met to identify what must be done to meet the challenges being created by sweeping reform of the welfare state.
Forming part of Welsh local government’s response to the controversial welfare... read more
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea City Council and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Spokesman on Welfare Reform, outlines the challenges created by sweeping reform of the Welfare state.
Over the coming months the UK... read more
Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Local council leaders in Wales have united to challenge the UK Government on the financial cost of UK welfare reforms and their operational delivery.
Granted Royal Assent in March 2012, the Welfare Reform Act will lead to wholesale changes to the ... read more