Councils voice concern over service impacts of EU referendum 

The WLGA fully recognises and respects the views of Welsh voters in the EU referendum and the decision to exit the European Union. This is a seismic change in UK public policy, and time will be needed to fully digest all the implications. There... read more
Friday, 24 June 2016 Categories: Europe News

WLGA Statement: Local Government Reorganisation - Taking Stock 

Council leaders met in Mold today at the WLGA Coordinating Committee. The Committee considered a range of issues including the appointment of the new Welsh Cabinet and local government reorganisation. The following statement was issued: "We... read more
Friday, 27 May 2016 Categories: News

Councils welcome change of approach on reorganisation plans 

Local councils in Wales have welcomed a suggestion from the First Minister that the newly formed Welsh Government will revisit its plans for local government reorganisation. The suggestion follows a number of years of speculation around local... read more
Monday, 23 May 2016 Categories: News

Welsh and Scottish associations voice support for stay in EU campaign 

With the EU referendum fast approaching on 23 June, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have voiced their support for continued membership of the EU. From economic well-being and... read more
Monday, 16 May 2016 Categories: Europe News

WLGA thanks council staff for a smoothly run election count 

The WLGA has thanked local government returning officers and staff for delivering a smoothly run polling day for elections to the National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioners. Steve Thomas CBE, Chief Executive of the WLGA... read more
Friday, 06 May 2016 Categories: News

New population assessment toolkit launched to support the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 

The Social Services Improvement Agency have been working with the Welsh Local Government Association, Public Health Wales and partners to develop a Population Assessment Toolkit as part of support for the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales)... read more
Thursday, 07 April 2016 Categories: News

New law promises a more sustainable social care system for Wales 

A new law designed to radically reshape how social care services are delivered in Wales will come in to force today, with local councils set for a lead role in its delivery. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 aims to ensure... read more
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 Categories: News

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

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