Posts From November, 2014

Time for clarity on local government reorganisation 

Today sees the deadline for expressions of interests for voluntary mergers in response to the Welsh Government White Paper ‘Reforming Local Government’. The WLGA has recognised the need to embrace change and proceed with a debate on public services... read more
Friday, 28 November 2014 Categories: News

New report outlines financial implications of local government mergers 

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have offered the first detailed study on the financial implications of local government mergers in Wales. The report provides the strongest evidence-base so far on the transitional ... read more
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Categories: News

All Wales survey launched for armed forces families 

Armed forces families are being urged to help inform their children’s education, following the launch of a new survey by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). Launched as an online questionnaire for armed forces parents with children who ... read more
Monday, 24 November 2014 Categories: News

EU agreement means councils set to deliver £1.1bn of EU funding in Wales 

The WLGA has welcomed the approval of £1.1 billion of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes, which will support research and innovation, SME competitiveness, renewable energy & energy efficiency as well as infrastructure in Wales. ... read more
Friday, 21 November 2014 Categories: Europe News

WLGA responds to school accessibility report 

Responding to a Children's Commissioner report on wheelchair accessibility in secondary schools, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “The WLGA is working closely with local authorities and the Children's Commissioner on this... read more
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 Categories: News

A WLGA statement on the loss of improvement grant funding 

A Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “In terms of the announcement today the WLGA deeply regrets the Ministers decision to cut the improvement grant. This grant was put in place by Welsh Government in 2003. It has been subject ... read more
Thursday, 13 November 2014 Categories: News

Dramatic increase in the number of houses turned into homes 

A report released today on the success of the Houses into Homes scheme shows 2,178 empty homes were brought back into use in 2013/14, a 99 per cent increase on 2012/13, the first year of the scheme and a 112 per cent increase on 2011/12, the year... read more
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Categories: News

New awards recognise continuous improvement within Welsh public services 

The winners have been announced at the All Wales Continuous Improvement Community Conference for a new awards scheme designed to recognise and celebrate the search for continuous improvement across public services in Wales. Hosted by the... read more
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Categories: News

WLGA responds to 'A Place to Call Home' report 

The WLGA has responded to a report on the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in Wales, by welcoming its findings, even though the report and its conclusions often make for uncomfortable and difficult reading. While the ... read more
Monday, 10 November 2014 Categories: News

United Kingdom council leaders united on devolution 

Councils in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have come together to call for an urgent meeting with government to thrash out a deal on devolution to communities in the United Kingdom. In a letter to William Hague, Chair of the Cabinet ... read more
Posted by Chris Beck Thursday, 06 November 2014 Categories: News

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