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Three North Wales councils at the bottom of the Welsh Government’s provisional settlement ‘league table’ 

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Responding to Welsh Government’s provisional settlement today, WLGA Deputy Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton (Flintshire) said: “Today’s Provisional Settlement is grossly inadequate for the funding needs of local councils. The councils in... read more

A ‘Bread and Butter’ budget, but local government gets the crumbs - again 

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The announcement of the provisional settlement for local government today is a deeply disappointing outcome for councils across Wales with the gravest implications for local services. In particular, councils have issued a warning to Welsh... read more

More cuts for local services in Wales 

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today confirms earlier fears that local public services will continue to face significant cuts and thousands of jobs will be lost. Services like transport, public protection, culture,... read more

WLGA Chief Executive to retire after 30 years in local government 

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: News
WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas CBE has announced his retirement at the end of 2018 after 30 years working in local government and 15 years in his current role. Having been a local government officer for many years Mr Thomas first joined the... read more

‘Prevention is always better than a cure’- WLGA and ADSS call for preventative services funding in Draft Budget 

Monday, 01 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services
Ahead of Welsh Government’s budget due to be published on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (ADSSC) are urging the government to ensure appropriate... read more

Financial ‘winter is coming’ according to council budget survey 

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News
In advance of the Welsh Government Budget announcement next week, the WLGA has surveyed the 22 councils across Wales on their financial prospects after eight years of austerity. All have responded. The clear message is that councils have “run out of ... read more

Recognising signs of autism: Welsh autism awareness film rolled out across Europe 

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
A training film made in Wales, aimed at raising awareness of the signs of autism among front-line professionals in health and education, is being officially re-launched today in a pioneering collaboration with four European countries. Led by a... read more

Over 3,000 primary school teachers successfully complete ‘Learning with Autism’ scheme 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
More Welsh schools are being encouraged to participate in the ‘Learning with Autism’ programmes, aimed at raising awareness of autism among children and young people. The ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is aimed at raising awareness among... read more

Councils prepare for Brexit 

Thursday, 20 September 2018 Categories: Europe News
The WLGA Brexit Transition Support Programme is being launched this week, with the first in a series of events being hosted as part of the WLGA’s support offer to councils in their continuing preparations for the UK’s impending exit from the... read more

Children's Services in Wales at 'breaking point’ and need urgent investment 

Monday, 17 September 2018 Categories: News Social Services
As Assembly Members return from their summer recess ready to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget for the next fiscal year, a stark warning has been made to them by local government social care professionals, in a bid to highlight the... read more
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