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
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
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
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
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.
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Wednesday, 25 November 2020
The Senedd has today passed the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill which will introduce a range of local government reforms over the course of the next 18 months.
The Bill is one of only two to be considered by the Senedd during COVID 19 ... read more
Wednesday, 18 November 2020