Extra pay for social care workers welcomed 

Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services on a payment of £500 (after deductions) for social care and NHS staff , Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We welcome... read more
 
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 Categories: News

Councils commit to ambitious action on diversity 

An ambitious Diversity in Democracy programme has been agreed by WLGA to ensure council chambers are more representative of their communities following local elections in May 2022. On Friday, on the eve of International Women’s Day, WLGA Council... read more
 
Monday, 08 March 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Clear timescale needed for schools’ return 

Local government is urging Welsh Government for a clear roadmap to bring more pupils back to school when it is safe to do so. Welsh Government has already announced the beginning of a phased return to schools from the week commencing Monday 22... read more
 
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

​WLGA unveils seven key asks to reinvigorate rural communities 

A bold vision for Wales’ rural communities has been launched today by the WLGA, ahead of this year’s Senedd election and a new Welsh Government. WLGA’s Rural Forum, comprised of Wales’ nine rural authorities, has outlined its seven key asks of... read more
 

Councils welcome 3.8% cash boost for 2021-22 

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
 
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

School return approach for January 

Following extensive discussions a common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association for the return to school in January. With transmission levels continuing to increase across Wales, and... read more
 
Thursday, 17 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday as part of ‘national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission’ 

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday, December 14 as part of a ‘national effort to reduce transmission of coronavirus’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today. The Minister made it clear... read more
 
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

All-Wales approach agreed to keep schools open in run-up to Christmas  

A common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the WLGA for school arrangements at the end of the Christmas term, following extensive discussions to aim to ensure a consistent as possible level of provision across Wales in ongoing... read more
 
Friday, 04 December 2020 Categories: News

Carers’ Rights Day: WLGA thanks carers in an exceptionally challenging year 

To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day. On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across ... read more
 
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Categories: News Social Services

​WLGA responds to UK Spending Review 

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
 
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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