The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of an additional £25m for local authorities in 2024-25. However. the WLGA warns that it is still nowhere near enough to cover the £432m funding... read more
Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Responding to the announcement by the UK Government of additional funding for councils in England, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said:
“This announcement today of an additional £600m funding for English... read more
Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, WLGA Leader said:
“We knew this was going to be a challenging settlement, and we recognise the Welsh Government’s efforts in seeking to provide a degree of protection for frontline public services. But the outlook... read more
Wednesday, 20 December 2023
The WLGA has welcomed next year’s local government funding settlement from Welsh Government but warns that tough decisions remain due to continuing challenging economic circumstances.
Councils will receive an average 7.9% increase in funding from ... read more
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s local government settlement to be announced by Welsh Government, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson, said:
“Over recent months, we have made clear the devastating effects being wielded on ... read more
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
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.
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
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Looking ahead to today’s Autumn Statement, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance and Resources said:
“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
Thursday, 17 November 2022
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
Friday, 30 September 2022