Posts From September, 2015

New Welsh language rules issued to councils 

Local councils and other public bodies in Wales have today received compliance notices outlining new rules on what services need to be provided in Welsh. Issued by the Welsh language commissioner, the notices set out a new set of standards for... read more
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News

WLGA responds to criticism on local government redundancy costs 

The WLGA has responded to criticisms on the cost of local government redundancies, arguing that this is the political equivalent of blaming the victim. Responding to figures compiled on the cost of local government redundancies over the past ... read more
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 Categories: News

Commission calls for evidence on council finances 

The WLGA has welcomed the launch of an independent Commission which will examine how local councils in Wales are funded. Made up of independent experts offering a wealth of public sector finance experience, the commission has launched a call for... read more
Monday, 28 September 2015 Categories: News

Councils reaffirm commitment at refugee summit 

Local councils in Wales have reaffirmed their commitment to helping with Europe’s growing refugee crisis at an emergency summit held in Cardiff. Hosted by the Welsh Government to begin the process of developing a coordinated response to the... read more
Thursday, 17 September 2015 Categories: Europe News

Councils to receive additional support to deal with refugee crisis 

Following a statement by the UK Government, Welsh councils can move a step closer to offering vital assistance to displaced families as part of a wider UK response to Europe’s growing refugee crisis. While councils will need clarity from the UK... read more
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 Categories: News

WLGA warns councils are 'in the dark' on UK Government spending plans 

The WLGA has issued a warning about the impact of the late announcement on the UK Government spending review, saying the wait until 25th November will push back council planning and could affect budget and council tax setting at the local level.... read more
Monday, 07 September 2015 Categories: News

WLGA statement on the refugee crisis 

Cllr Dyfed Edwards, WLGA spokesperson on Housing stated - “The tragic scenes across Europe as the refugee crisis has developed touches and deeply affects all who witness the growing humanitarian crisis. This is an issue that demands a new spirit... read more
Friday, 04 September 2015 Categories: Europe News

Delivery of local services shows steady performance, despite continued austerity 

Latest figures show that the performance of local government in Wales continues to hold steady, despite councils having millions cut from their budgets. Figures released by the Local Government Data Unit today reveal that 63% of comparable... read more
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 Categories: News

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