Press Releases

£25 million welcomed by local government, but sustainable long-term funding needed 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of an additional £25m for local authorities in 2024-25. However. the WLGA warns that it is still nowhere near enough to cover the £432m funding... read more
 
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA committed to working with the Welsh Government to address South Wales Fire and Rescue culture 

The WLGA has responded to Welsh Government’s announcement of action to be taken to address the working culture at South Wales Fire and Rescue, an issue recently highlighted by an independent report. Four commissioners have been appointed by... read more
 
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

“Vital” that consequential funding is delivered to Welsh councils in full 

Responding to the announcement by the UK Government of additional funding for councils in England, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said: “This announcement today of an additional £600m funding for English... read more
 
Wednesday, 24 January 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Local government signs up to Charter to help streamline the Welsh benefits system 

A charter is being launched today to help improve accessibility of the benefits system and encourage eligible residents to claim vital support. The Welsh Benefits Charter has been co-designed by a range of stakeholders, including the WLGA and... read more
 
Monday, 22 January 2024 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Tata Steel job losses a local and national "body blow" 

Serious concerns have been expressed by council leaders about today’s announcement from Tata Steel. In a WLGA Executive Board meeting, comprised of all 22 councils in Wales, council leaders spoke about their concern for the “devastating” news for ... read more
 

South Wales Councils Respond 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 10 councils that operate in the South Wales area have issued the following statement: As the leaders of councils in the South Wales... read more
 
Thursday, 04 January 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

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
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