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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
 

“Councils will do all they can to try to mitigate worst effects of Brexit on essential local services” 

Thursday, 05 September 2019 Categories: Europe News
Lead local authority Brexit officers and members came together today at an event to discuss ongoing preparations for Brexit, amidst continuing uncertainty at Westminster. Local government representatives were joined at the event by the Counsel... read more
 

£1.2m for Local Government Brexit preparations 

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Categories: Europe News
An extra £1.2m has been allocated to help local authorities to prepare for Brexit, Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James announced today. Up to £45,000 will be made available to each local authority in Wales, and a further... read more
 

Working together "crucial" to prepare for Brexit outcome 

Thursday, 14 February 2019 Categories: Europe News Social Services
Combining efforts across the social care and health sectors is crucial to overcome the potential disruption caused by Brexit, the WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has said today. Speaking at a special conference to support the Welsh... 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
 

Councils prepare for Brexit 

Thursday, 20 September 2018 Categories: Europe News
The WLGA Brexit Transition Support Programme is being launched this week, with the first in a series of events being hosted as part of the WLGA’s support offer to councils in their continuing preparations for the UK’s impending exit from the... 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
 

Invigorate rural communities to face Brexit, says WLGA Rural Forum 

Friday, 15 June 2018 Categories: Europe News
The WLGA Rural Forum, comprising the nine rural local authorities from across Wales, is calling on the UK and Welsh Governments to ensure Wales’ rural communities are not left behind post-Brexit. Leaders of these authorities met at the WLGA... 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
 

Local government begins discussion on post Brexit settlement 

Monday, 05 September 2016 Categories: Europe News

A WLGA delegation is in Brussels this week to help ensure local government retains a strong voice in future negotiations to shape Wales’ relationship with Europe.

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