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“Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity to help our communities” 

The WLGA has warned that council services face the most difficult period in their history as the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced today failed to address enormous budget shortfalls.
Thursday, 17 November 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “Whilst we will take time to analyse the detail, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today is a missed opportunity to help our communities when they need it most. While there may... read more
 

Autumn Statement: “Future of local services at stake” 

​Looking ahead to today’s Autumn Statement, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance and Resources said:
Thursday, 17 November 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
“The future of everyday services that are relied upon by our communities are at stake, such as schools, social care, environmental services, libraries, youth services and public protection. “Councils are dealing with pressures on a scale never... read more
 

Welsh local government calls for stability from UK government 

Friday, 30 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The WLGA has today warned of the serious harm that market turmoil is having on Welsh councils’ already-precarious budgets. On Friday 23 September, the Chancellor’s mini budget provoked turmoil in the currency and debt markets, adding to the... read more
 

"Addressing health and social care challenges must be a shared endeavour" 

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 Categories: News Social Services
The WLGA's spokespersons for Health and Social Care have responded to a Welsh NHS Confederation report which highlights challenges faced in social care. Councillor Llinos Medi (Anglesey) said: “As local government has long been clear,... read more
 

WLGA response to UK government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme 

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Responding to today’s announcement by UK government of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said: “Whilst we welcome the inclusion of councils in the UK government’s six-month energy... read more
 

HM Elizabeth II 1926-2022: A tribute by the WLGA Leader 

Thursday, 08 September 2022 Categories: News
Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: "It is with profound sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her loss will be felt by the many causes across Wales she touched over 70 years of... read more
 

WLGA calls on new Prime Minister to “help councils help communities” 

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources Local Democracy and Governance News
The WLGA has today congratulated Liz Truss following the announcement that she is to become the UK’s new Prime Minister but called on her to intervene immediately in the financial crisis gripping the country. Councillor Andrew Morgan... read more
 

WLGA warns of looming “perfect winter storm”  

The WLGA has today responded to the news that Ofgem is to raise the energy price cap again from £1,971 to £3,549. Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Deputy Leader and Economy Spokesperson said “To put this in perspective, the rise is ... read more
 

Immediate action needed to combat surging costs of living 

In the face of spiralling costs of living and energy bills, the WLGA is calling for the UK Government to take action. Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said: “Councils are doing their utmost to support local... read more
 

Local authorities congratulate AS and A Level students on their results 

Posted by Glesni Haf Parry Friday, 19 August 2022 Categories: News
WLGA spokesperson on education, Councillor Ian Roberts has congratulated students across Wales who have received their AS and A Level result today, Thursday, 18 August 2022. He said that each learner’s result is an amazing achievement considering ... read more
 
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