Wales stands ready to welcome Syrian refugees 

The first refugees from the conflict in Syria are to arrive in Wales this week, the Welsh Government has said. Torfaen, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot and Caerphilly will welcome around 50 Syrian refugees, ensuring they are resettled in the... read more
Monday, 07 December 2015 Categories: News

WLGA makes pre-budget call for investment in vital local services 

In advance of the draft Welsh Government budget due to be announced tomorrow, local councils are calling for an urgent investment into preventative local public services. Having already implemented over £700 million of savings from their... read more
Monday, 07 December 2015 Categories: News

Comprehensive Spending Review - WLGA Statement 

Today WLGA Leaders have written to the First Minister to call for the Welsh Government and Councils to work together to deal with the impact of the Spending Review and alleviate the impact of the cuts. The Chancellor’s announcement today marks... read more
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Categories: News

Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill - WLGA Statement 

The Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill builds on the Welsh Government’s Power to Local People White Paper published earlier this year and provides further detail on the proposed programme of local government reform, including the potential costs,... read more
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Categories: News

'The true test of devolution is excellent public services' - WLGA offers 40 point plan for a new way 

Council leaders in Wales have published an ambitious manifesto calling on the next Welsh Government to show confidence, and empower local councils to work with their communities to protect local services. Flexibility and freedom are the key, as... read more
Monday, 23 November 2015 Categories: News

Local service delivery in Wales in times of austerity 

Local service delivery in Wales in times of austerity – a joint statement by Local Government in Wales and Welsh Government Welsh Government and Local Government in Wales believe that public services matter. We value public services and the... read more
Monday, 23 November 2015 Categories: News

Working together to deal with austerity 

A conference to discuss the impact of funding challenges on public services has been held in Cardiff this morning. Jointly hosted by the Welsh Government and the WLGA, delegates from across the public sector came together to consider how to deal... read more
Thursday, 19 November 2015 Categories: News

WLGA calls for rounded debate on senior salaries 

The WLGA has responded to recent press reports on senior local government salaries, and has called for a sensible and more rounded debate in Wales. While the WLGA recognizes that scrutiny and transparency of public sector salaries should be to... read more
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 Categories: News

Unions and Welsh council employers unite to oppose Trade Union Bill 

UNISON Cymru/Wales has joined other local government unions and Welsh councils to signal their joint opposition to the UK Government’s Trade Union Bill. UNISON, GMB and UNITE are championing a statement agreed by the Joint Council for Wales... read more
Thursday, 29 October 2015 Categories: News

No council mergers until after 2016 elections 

Following the passing of the Local Government (Wales) Bill the WLGA recognises that no further progress can be made on local government reorganisation until after May 2016. Against this setting, the WLGA has restated its previous call for all... read more
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Categories: News

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