Press Releases

WLGA congratulates new First Minister 

Congratulating Mark Drakeford AM on his confirmation as the new First Minister of Wales, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “On behalf of the WLGA and local government in Wales, I warmly congratulate Mark Drakeford AM on his... read more
 
Thursday, 13 December 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

More support from local services essential to help prevent carers being pushed to breaking point 

More investment in local services is essential to help unpaid carers being pushed to breaking point amidst a surge in demand for care services and support, the WLGA has said today. A recent survey by Carers Wales shows that increasing demand for... read more
 
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 Categories: News Social Services

WLGA Statement: Announcement of Additional Resources for Councils 

The announcement of additional resources for local services across Wales follows productive discussions over the past month between Welsh Government and the WLGA. The Welsh Government committed to put councils at the “front of the queue” for... read more
 
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Working together to improve outcomes for children 

At a conference hosted by Welsh Government in Llandrindod Wells today based on ‘Improving Outcomes for Children’, professionals within children’s social care came together to discuss the range of challenges facing the sector. Attending the... read more
 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 Categories: News Social Services

‘Don’t leave rural Wales behind post-Brexit’, warn WLGA rural leaders 

Wales must not be placed at a competitive disadvantage in any future approaches to agricultural support, rural council leaders in Wales have warned. At a meeting in North Wales of the WLGA Rural Forum (comprised of nine of the 22 local... read more
 

Austerity continues for councils 

Councils in Wales are still examining the consequences of the UK budget. The WLGA has proposed the following measures to assist council tax payers across Wales. It is vital that more money is invested into core services especially schools, social... read more
 
Monday, 29 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA response to comments by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

In response to comments by the Cabinet Secretary Alun Davies AM, Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea). WLGA Deputy Leader said: “The remarks from the Cabinet Secretary are deeply unfortunate and inappropriate particularly bearing in mind that he is... read more
 
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 Categories: News

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

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
 
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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

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
 
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

More cuts for local services in Wales 

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
 
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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