Posts in Category: Finance and Resources

Austerity continues for councils 

Councils in Wales are still examining the consequences of the UK budget. The WLGA has proposed the following measures to assist council tax payers across Wales. It is vital that more money is invested into core services especially schools, social... read more
 
Monday, 29 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Three North Wales councils at the bottom of the Welsh Government’s provisional settlement ‘league table’ 

Responding to Welsh Government’s provisional settlement today, WLGA Deputy Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton (Flintshire) said: “Today’s Provisional Settlement is grossly inadequate for the funding needs of local councils. The councils in... read more
 
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

A ‘Bread and Butter’ budget, but local government gets the crumbs - again 

The announcement of the provisional settlement for local government today is a deeply disappointing outcome for councils across Wales with the gravest implications for local services. In particular, councils have issued a warning to Welsh... read more
 
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

More cuts for local services in Wales 

The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today confirms earlier fears that local public services will continue to face significant cuts and thousands of jobs will be lost. Services like transport, public protection, culture,... read more
 
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

‘Prevention is always better than a cure’- WLGA and ADSS call for preventative services funding in Draft Budget 

Ahead of Welsh Government’s budget due to be published on Tuesday 2nd October 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (ADSSC) are urging the government to ensure appropriate... read more
 
Monday, 01 October 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Financial ‘winter is coming’ according to council budget survey 

In advance of the Welsh Government Budget announcement next week, the WLGA has surveyed the 22 councils across Wales on their financial prospects after eight years of austerity. All have responded. The clear message is that councils have “run out of ... read more
 
Thursday, 27 September 2018 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Local Government settlement – the War of Attrition continues, says WLGA 

The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government continues an eight-year run of real terms reductions to local government funding. In the context of ongoing and prolonged austerity, councils will view this as a very difficult and... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Leader says “Austerity is an idea with a great future behind it” 

The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today shows that local public services will continue to face significant challenges. The increase shown on the face of the budget is due to transfers from other ministerial portfolios and this... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Press Statement on R (on the application of Forge Care Homes Ltd and others) (Appellants) v Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 56 On appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 26 

In responding to today’s Supreme Court Judgment, the final ruling in relation to Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the WLGA is satisfied the parties involved can now move forward on the outcome. This case represents complex and challenging issues brought... read more
 
Thursday, 03 August 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

WLGA calls for Social Services investment 

The WLGA is calling for more funding for health and social care, in the wake of a new report published recently focusing on spending in the field since the onset of austerity. The report by Wales Public Services highlights that per capita... read more
 
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