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Working in partnership to achieve a fairer council tax system 

Monday, 01 April 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News Welfare Reform
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

WLGA calls for halt in Universal Credit rollout 

Thursday, 26 October 2017 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

New report identifies disproportionate impact of welfare reform in Wales 

Thursday, 08 January 2015 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

New report outlines worrying impact of welfare reform in Wales 

Monday, 07 July 2014 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

Report on bedroom tax impacts welcomed 

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

Welfare confusion as reforms hit Wales the hardest 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

Councils meet to tackle welfare reform challenges 

Friday, 15 March 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

Welfare reform poses unprecedented challenges in Wales 

Thursday, 21 February 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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

WLGA questions the cost and deliverability of Welfare Reform 

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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