WLGA Responds to Investigation of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service 

In response to the publication of the independent investigation of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the WLGA has issued the following statement: The WLGA is dismayed and hugely concerned at the findings of the investigation into the... read more
Thursday, 04 January 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

WLGA responds to the local government settlement 

Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, WLGA Leader said: “We knew this was going to be a challenging settlement, and we recognise the Welsh Government’s efforts in seeking to provide a degree of protection for frontline public services. But the outlook... read more
Wednesday, 20 December 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA's response to today’s Welsh Government finance announcement 

These are not easy decisions, and we would support the Minister in protecting local government core funding in 2023-24. We also support the basic principles that the Welsh Government has applied in protecting front-line services, jobs and the most... read more
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Councils welcome Welsh Government plan to reduce burdens  

The WLGA has today warmly welcomed a commitment by Welsh Government to reduce administrative burdens on local authorities, In a Written Statement published today, the Minister for Finance and Local Government has set out commitments to pay fewer... read more
Tuesday, 02 May 2023 Categories: Local Government Reform News

Freeports Announcement (23.3.23) 

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of the WLGA said: “This is good news for Wales. I would like to congratulate the three councils and their partners on securing freeport status. The proposals for Anglesey and for Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire are... read more
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 Categories: News

Workforce challenges is top social care concern, report says 

Huge workforce challenges have been identified as one of the most significant ongoing risks in social care, in a report published today. The report is based on research commissioned by the WLGA in 2022 which surveyed senior council members and... read more
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 Categories: News

HMRC urges contractors not to get caught out by tax avoidance 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging contractors in a wide range of roles across Local Government not to get caught out by unscrupulous promoters of tax avoidance schemes. Tax avoidance is when people bend the rules of the tax system to try to ... read more
Friday, 10 March 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Council delivered free school meals extended to April and May holidays 

The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that Free School Meal provision will continue to be available to children from lower income families for the Easter and Whitsun school holidays. £9m has been invested to help councils... read more
Thursday, 09 March 2023 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools Lifelong Learning News

WLGA responds to teaching unions’ strike action. 

The WLGA supports fully the principles of social partnership and is ready to work with trade union partners to resolve any disagreements. In this instance, the WLGA has been working closely with councils, trade unions and the Welsh Government to... read more
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 Categories: News

Councils seek clarity on energy support for local services 

The WLGA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to seek clarity on which council-run services will qualify for energy bill support after March 2023. Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Deputy Leader said: “Whilst we welcome... read more
Thursday, 19 January 2023 Categories: News

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