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Statement by WLGA Group Leaders about the crisis in Ukraine  

Tuesday, 08 March 2022 Categories: Europe News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
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
 

WLGA responds to Ukraine invasion 

Monday, 28 February 2022 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
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
 

WLGA welcomes Social Care Bonus 

Monday, 14 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services
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
 

WLGA calls on UK Treasury to urgently clarify “extra £175m” funding for hard-hit Welsh families 

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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
 

Eligible businesses impacted by Omicron urged to apply for financial support 

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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
 

Joint statement by the 22 council leaders in Wales: Fair and respectful election campaign 

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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
 

Promoting diversity among councillors 

by WLGA Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan
Friday, 14 January 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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
 

A tribute to the late Councillor Mair Stephens 

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 Categories: News
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
 

Best settlement in decades a boost for communities and vital local services, says WLGA 

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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
 

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government Council Tax plans  

Tuesday, 07 December 2021 Categories: News
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
 
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