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Best settlement in decades a boost for communities and vital local services, says WLGA 

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Local government has welcomed one of the best financial settlements since the beginning of devolution, recognising the significant challenges which remain for council budgets. Councils will see an average of 9.4% increase to their core... read more
 

Chancellor’s Budget: Extra money for Wales welcomed 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The WLGA has welcomed extra funding for Wales announced in the UK government budget. The Chancellor announced an annual increase of £2.5bn to Welsh Government’s budget over the next three years, which will give ministers an opportunity to invest in... read more
 

New data shows true scale of coal tip challenge as First Minister makes fresh funding call 

Monday, 25 October 2021 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Finance and Resources News
New data showing the true extent of Wales’ coal tip challenge has been published today as the First Minister of Wales makes a fresh call for the UK government to invest in coal tip safety and ‘help communities who have already given so much’. For ... read more
 

Councils welcome 3.8% cash boost for 2021-22 

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Local government has today welcomed a positive financial settlement from Welsh Government at the end of an extraordinary year. Councils will see an average of 3.8% increase to their core revenue in 2021-22, representing a £172m year-on-year... read more
 

​WLGA responds to UK Spending Review 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Today, the WLGA has responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review. Among the Chancellor’s announcements were a pay freeze for public sector workers outside the NHS and an extra £1.3bn in consequentials for the Welsh Government. ... read more
 

Councils welcome Welsh Government support package on Covid-19 financial pressures 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The WLGA has welcomed the additional £260m support package announced by the Welsh Government today, for additional local government funding to meet the additional costs and pressures of the COVID 19 response. The WLGA, working with... read more
 

WLGA response to UK Minister for Communities, Housing and Local Government COVID-19 funding announcement 

Responding to the UK Government announcement today, WLGA Leader Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) said:
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
“The UK Government’s announcement today is recognition of the essential role of councils across the UK and the £95m consequential is a welcome contribution to the fight against Coronavirus in Wales. Councils’ work across the country has been nothing ... read more
 

UK Budget: “Give Welsh public services long term security” 

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
WLGA is today calling on the UK Government to commit to sustained investment in public services in its forthcoming Budget. Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “Local services are the bedrock of our society. So... read more
 

First significant funding increase in 12 years welcomed by WLGA 

Monday, 16 December 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News
WLGA has today welcomed a “positive” settlement for councils next year which will see councils receive the first significant increase in their core grant funding in over 12 years. Councils will get a 4.3% boost in the block funding which is... read more
 

WLGA welcomes £12.8m additional funding for teachers’ pay award 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources Lifelong Learning News
WLGA has today welcomed Welsh Government’s commitment of an additional £12.8m to help meet the cost of increases to teachers’ pay. This is the first year that Welsh Government has been able to set teachers’ pay and conditions following the... read more
 
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