Posts From October, 2017

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Scheme to promote closer working with local government 

Monday, 30 October 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
An updated scheme setting out the basis of a new relationship between the Welsh Government and local government has been published today. The Local Government Scheme looks at how the Welsh Government, local government and the wider public service ... read more

Welsh Government changes to Supporting People funding arrangements 

Friday, 27 October 2017 Categories: Housing News
In response to Welsh Government’s recent announcement in respect of Supporting People Programme funding arrangements, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance, said: “Local government is committed to working with ... read more

WLGA calls for halt in Universal Credit rollout 

Thursday, 26 October 2017 Categories: News Welfare Reform
The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit. Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more

Local Government settlement – the War of Attrition continues, says WLGA 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government continues an eight-year run of real terms reductions to local government funding. In the context of ongoing and prolonged austerity, councils will view this as a very difficult and... read more

WLGA Leader says “Austerity is an idea with a great future behind it” 

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today shows that local public services will continue to face significant challenges. The increase shown on the face of the budget is due to transfers from other ministerial portfolios and this... read more