Tuesday, 17 October 2023
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
Friday, 10 March 2023
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
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
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
Tuesday, 13 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
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.
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
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
Looking ahead to today’s Autumn Statement, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance and Resources said:
Thursday, 17 November 2022
“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
Friday, 30 September 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
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
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
Tuesday, 06 September 2022
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
Thursday, 25 August 2022
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