Press Releases

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

WLGA launches manifesto for Senedd 2021 elections 

In advance of the Senedd elections in May 2021, the WLGA is launching a bold manifesto setting out its priorities to deliver more for our local communities. The WLGA is the representative body of Wales’ 22 councils, and leaders have set out how... read more
 
Monday, 23 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

​Local Government and Elections Bill passed by Senedd 

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 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

​Council leaders thank heroic local government workforce 

Council leaders have today praised the work of Wales’ council workforce for their formidable contribution in the response to the pandemic. Speaking at the WLGA’s Annual General Meeting, held virtually, leaders praised the “heroic” contribution of ... read more
 
Friday, 23 October 2020 Categories: News

“We need to get back to basics”: Council leaders urge communities to follow COVID rules to halt surging infection rates 

Residents, businesses and communities in all parts of Wales are being urged by council leaders to follow the necessary rules and precautions to limit the growing numbers of COVID cases. Local restrictions have been introduced in the... read more
 
Thursday, 10 September 2020 Categories: News
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