Posts in Category: Finance and Resources

“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.
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
 
Thursday, 17 November 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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:
“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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Welsh local government calls for stability from UK government 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA response to UK government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme 

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
 
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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

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
 
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources Local Democracy and Governance News

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
 

WLGA welcomes Social Care Bonus 

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Eligible businesses impacted by Omicron urged to apply for financial support 

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
 
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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

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
 
Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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