Working together to improve outcomes for children 

At a conference hosted by Welsh Government in Llandrindod Wells today based on ‘Improving Outcomes for Children’, professionals within children’s social care came together to discuss the range of challenges facing the sector. Attending the... read more
 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 Categories: News Social Services

‘Don’t leave rural Wales behind post-Brexit’, warn WLGA rural leaders 

Wales must not be placed at a competitive disadvantage in any future approaches to agricultural support, rural council leaders in Wales have warned. At a meeting in North Wales of the WLGA Rural Forum (comprised of nine of the 22 local... read more
 

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

WLGA response to comments by the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

In response to comments by the Cabinet Secretary Alun Davies AM, Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea). WLGA Deputy Leader said: “The remarks from the Cabinet Secretary are deeply unfortunate and inappropriate particularly bearing in mind that he is... read more
 
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 Categories: 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

WLGA Chief Executive to retire after 30 years in local government 

WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas CBE has announced his retirement at the end of 2018 after 30 years working in local government and 15 years in his current role. Having been a local government officer for many years Mr Thomas first joined the... read more
 
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 Categories: 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
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