Posts From March, 2016

New council tax rates set to help protect local services 

With a national 3.5% average increase, local councils in Wales continue to set fair local council tax rates designed to protect the delivery of vital local services. Commenting on the national council tax average Steve Thomas, Chief Executive of... read more
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Categories: News

All Local Authority Education Services in Wales out of Esytn Monitoring 

The WLGA welcomes the announcement today that Cardiff City Council's education service no longer requires Estyn monitoring. The announcement means that there are now no local authority education services in Wales in any Estyn category. Over... read more
Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes proposed reforms of local government finance in Wales 

Local government leaders have welcomed a report calling for a series of ambitious but pragmatic reforms of how local councils in Wales are funded. Published by an Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales (ICLGF Wales), the... read more
Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News

2016 UK Government Budget - WLGA Statement 

The Chancellor’s announcement today marks continued pressure on local public services that have experienced unprecedented funding reductions since 2009-10. Despite a better than anticipated settlement for 2016-17 which was confirmed earlier this... read more
Thursday, 17 March 2016 Categories: News

'Right to Buy' suspension to help meet social housing demand in Wales 

A number of local councils are exploring a five year suspension of ‘Right to Buy’ to secure the future supply of social housing in Wales. Commenting on proposals to suspend ‘Right to Buy’ in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more
Thursday, 10 March 2016 Categories: Housing News

Learning with autism programme launched for primary schools in Wales 

A new ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is to be launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales. Developed in collaboration with Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly councils, the programme will offer professionals,... read more
Thursday, 03 March 2016 Categories: News

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