Posts From July, 2014

Council leaders voice support for new North Wales prison in Wrexham 

Council leaders from across North Wales have written to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee to recommend that it supports the development of a £212 million prison for North Wales in Wrexham. Having campaigned for the project for a... read more
 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 Categories: News

Redundancy costs double due to austerity 

The WLGA has argued that the real cost of council jobs losses is the loss of irreplaceable avenues of employment for local people, after recent estimates suggest councils face an increasing redundancy bill. Figures from BBC Wales suggest that... read more
 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 Categories: News

Strike will not change a 'best possible' pay offer 

The strike action taking place today will not change the terms of a pay proposal, which offers council workers the ‘best possible’ deal in such a challenging economic climate. Steve Thomas CBE, Welsh Local Government Association CEO said:... read more
 
Thursday, 10 July 2014 Categories: News

WLGA raises fundamental questions on reorganisation white paper 

The publication of today’s statement by the First Minister, and the subsequent long overdue White Paper “Reforming Local Government”, sees the formal Welsh Government response to the Williams report previously published on 20th January 2014. On... read more
 
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 Categories: News

New report outlines worrying impact of welfare reform in Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association has welcomed a report by Citizens Advice Cymru outlining the impact of welfare reform on people in Wales. Focussing on the cumulative impact of the welfare changes being made by the UK Government, the ‘One... read more
 
Monday, 07 July 2014 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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