Posts From June, 2014

More deep cuts will decimate local public services 

Local government is warning that another round of potential cuts to its finances in 2015-16 will see swathes of public service closures across Wales. Having originally been provided with an indicative figure suggesting councils would experience... read more
Friday, 27 June 2014 Categories: News

The City of Cardiff Council to host new national adoption service 

The City of Cardiff Council has been chosen to play a crucial role in the delivery of a new all-Wales service designed to speed up and improve the adoption process in Wales. The new service is expected to formally launch in November of this year ... read more
Thursday, 26 June 2014 Categories: News

Agreement signed to increase representation of women in public life 

The Welsh Local Government Association, National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government today sign a joint commitment to increase the representation of women in public life. All three institutions have undertaken strategic programmes to address ... read more
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Categories: News

Put people at heart of services call to social care leaders 

Social care leaders will this week be challenged to think outside the box and work on ways to put the people of Wales at the heart of their services. Putting people at the centre of care will be the main theme of the National Social Services... read more
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Categories: News

WLGA Review of Governance, Carmarthenshire County Council 

Carmarthenshire County Council has commissioned the WLGA to undertake an independent peer review of its governance arrangements. The review remit was agreed by the Council’s Group Leaders and was approved, with additional amendments, by full Council ... read more
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 Categories: News

Education improvements see councils leave special measures 

Action taken by local government in Wales to help improve the education system has resulted in a number of local councils being taken out of special measures. Pembrokeshire, Powys and Anglesey Councils have all been successfully lifted out of... read more
Friday, 20 June 2014 Categories: News

Councils to call for a localist response to public sector austerity 

Against a backdrop of growing austerity, rising demand for services and widespread speculation on local government reorganisation, public sector leaders will meet today to discuss the future role, structure and sustainability of Wales’ 22 local... read more
Thursday, 19 June 2014 Categories: News

WLGA leader recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 

The leader of the WLGA, Councillor Bob Wellington, has been recognised alongside figures from across sport, entertainment and public service with the award of a CBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Cllr Wellington has served on... read more
Monday, 16 June 2014 Categories: News

Collection rate highest since council tax began 

Local councils in Wales have achieved the highest ever rate of council tax collection since the tax was introduced back in 1993. Figures released for 2013-14 show local councils collected 97% of Wales’ total council tax bill, which equates to a... read more
Thursday, 12 June 2014 Categories: News

Count down begins for crucial talks on local government's future 

The future role of local government in Wales will be placed under the spotlight when public sector leaders meet in Llandudno on Thursday 19 June 2014. Set against a backdrop of severe public sector austerity, rising demand for public services... read more
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Categories: News

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