Posts in Category: Finance and Resources

£25 million welcomed by local government, but sustainable long-term funding needed 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Vital” that consequential funding is delivered to Welsh councils in full 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA responds to the local government settlement 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA's response to today’s Welsh Government finance announcement 

These are not easy decisions, and we would support the Minister in protecting local government core funding in 2023-24. We also support the basic principles that the Welsh Government has applied in protecting front-line services, jobs and the most... read more
 
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

HMRC urges contractors not to get caught out by tax avoidance 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging contractors in a wide range of roles across Local Government not to get caught out by unscrupulous promoters of tax avoidance schemes. Tax avoidance is when people bend the rules of the tax system to try to ... read more
 
Friday, 10 March 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Welsh Government has supported councils with today’s settlement, but tough decisions remain, says WLGA 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Hopeful of continuation of Welsh Government’s commitment to local services” 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“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
 
Tuesday, 13 December 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
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