WLGA response to Welsh Government’s latest announcement on local government reform 

WLGA notes the publication today of the new Welsh Government Green Paper on local government reform. Local government was already responding proactively to the previous reform programme of regional collaboration and is progressing with the City and... read more
 
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

Local government to #PushForProgress on International Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day is being marked today by a host of activities across Wales to celebrate the contribution of women and to push for progress on equal gender representation. Women’s network meetings, debates and exhibitions from... read more
 

‘Change is the only certainty’ in post-Brexit rural communities 

Rural counties in Wales will need enhanced support to prepare for the big changes brought by Brexit, council leaders have said. As members of the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM’s Brexit Roundtable... read more
 

100 years since votes for women, but progress still needed 

The WLGA is celebrating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which granted partial suffrage to women in the United Kingdom. Cllr Mary Sherwood (Swansea), the WLGA’s joint Spokesperson for Equalities, Welfare Reform and ... read more
 
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes Parliamentary Review report on health and social care 

WLGA welcomes the publication of the Parliamentary Review Report on health and social care. The review has taken a whole systems approach to assessing how health and social care systems might deliver improved health and well-being outcomes for... read more
 
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 Categories: News Social Services

Appointment of new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement of the new Cabinet, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “I would like to congratulate Alun Davies AM on his appointment as the new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government. He has... read more
 
Friday, 03 November 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA welcomes Assembly committee support for devolution of economic development powers to regions 

Welcoming the release of a report by the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills National Assembly Committee today, Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Spokesperson on Economic Development, Europe and Energy said: “I am pleased that the... read more
 
Thursday, 02 November 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News

Scheme to promote closer working with local government 

An updated scheme setting out the basis of a new relationship between the Welsh Government and local government has been published today. The Local Government Scheme looks at how the Welsh Government, local government and the wider public service ... read more
 
Monday, 30 October 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Welsh Government changes to Supporting People funding arrangements 

In response to Welsh Government’s recent announcement in respect of Supporting People Programme funding arrangements, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance, said: “Local government is committed to working with ... read more
 
Friday, 27 October 2017 Categories: Housing News

WLGA calls for halt in Universal Credit rollout 

The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit. Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more
 
Thursday, 26 October 2017 Categories: News Welfare Reform
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