New council tax rates set to help protect local services 

With a national 3.5% average increase, local councils in Wales continue to set fair local council tax rates designed to protect the delivery of vital local services. Commenting on the national council tax average Steve Thomas, Chief Executive of... read more
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Categories: News

All Local Authority Education Services in Wales out of Esytn Monitoring 

The WLGA welcomes the announcement today that Cardiff City Council's education service no longer requires Estyn monitoring. The announcement means that there are now no local authority education services in Wales in any Estyn category. Over... read more
Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes proposed reforms of local government finance in Wales 

Local government leaders have welcomed a report calling for a series of ambitious but pragmatic reforms of how local councils in Wales are funded. Published by an Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales (ICLGF Wales), the... read more
Thursday, 24 March 2016 Categories: News

2016 UK Government Budget - WLGA Statement 

The Chancellor’s announcement today marks continued pressure on local public services that have experienced unprecedented funding reductions since 2009-10. Despite a better than anticipated settlement for 2016-17 which was confirmed earlier this... read more
Thursday, 17 March 2016 Categories: News

'Right to Buy' suspension to help meet social housing demand in Wales 

A number of local councils are exploring a five year suspension of ‘Right to Buy’ to secure the future supply of social housing in Wales. Commenting on proposals to suspend ‘Right to Buy’ in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more
Thursday, 10 March 2016 Categories: Housing News

Learning with autism programme launched for primary schools in Wales 

A new ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is to be launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales. Developed in collaboration with Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly councils, the programme will offer professionals,... read more
Thursday, 03 March 2016 Categories: News

WLGA voices support for stay in EU campaign 

The Welsh Local Government Association has pledged its strong support for the UK to remain a member of the European Union. The call follows confirmation that a long expected referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will be held on 23 June... read more
Monday, 22 February 2016 Categories: Europe News

Local councils to deliver new free swimming initiative for armed forces personnel in Wales 

Local councils in Wales are set to deliver a first of its kind scheme by offering free swimming for armed forces personnel and veterans. With £100k of funding to be provided by Welsh Government, the free swimming for armed forces personnel and... read more
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News

Councils call for support on proposed environment bill duties 

Local government has called for increased financial support, if it is to deliver on the aims of a new Environment Bill due to be voted on by Assembly Members today. While welcoming the proposed bill as an important piece of legislation to tackle... read more
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 Categories: News

Councils deliver huge reduction in landfill costs 

The amount spent on landfill costs in Wales has fallen significantly over the last four years, as local councils continue to lead the way on recycling. With costs estimated to have reduced by 23%, the total weight of rubbish being sent to... read more
Thursday, 21 January 2016 Categories: News

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