Tuesday, 08 March 2022
Everyone across Welsh local government have been horrified to see the devastation unfolding in Ukraine. Today, WLGA Group Leaders met to discuss the growing humanitarian crisis in the country. Over the weekend WLGA Leader, Andrew Morgan wrote... read more
Monday, 28 February 2022
Reacting to the horrific invasion of Ukraine, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said:
“Everyone across Welsh local government have been horrified to see the devastation unfolding in Ukraine.
"A request for resettlement... read more
Monday, 14 February 2022
The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government announcement to provide £96m to give an extra £1,000 payment for thousands of social care workers, aligned to the introduction of the real living wage.
Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson... read more
Wednesday, 09 February 2022
The WLGA is calling on UK Treasury to urgently clarify whether an additional £175m pledged for Wales last week, because of an energy bill support package in England, will materialise.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced last week that Wales will... read more
Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Eligible businesses in Wales that have been impacted by the rapid spread of Omicron are being urged to apply to their local council for financial support.
Two grants are being administered by councils on behalf of the Welsh Government.
... read more
Wednesday, 02 February 2022
At Friday’s WLGA Executive Board, council leaders agreed to make a joint statement calling on all councillors and candidates at May’s local elections to commit to a fair and respectful election campaign:
We are all too familiar with the... read more
by WLGA Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan
Friday, 14 January 2022
This year’s local elections in May will be a chance to make significant strides for diversity in local government, as all seats across Wales’ 22 councils will be contested.
We all know the current situation in our council chambers; councillors... read more
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Councillor Mair Stephens’ friends and family.
Mair was a popular and committed member of the WLGA Council, representing the WLGA on the Partnership Council and the Data Cymru Board.
She will be... read more
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Local government has welcomed one of the best financial settlements since the beginning of devolution, recognising the significant challenges which remain for council budgets.
Councils will see an average of 9.4% increase to their core... read more
Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Responding to today’s announcement by the Finance and Local Government Minister of plans for a consultation next year on council tax reform, Cllr Anthony Hunt (WLGA Finance Spokesperson) said:
The announcement by the Welsh Government... read more