Education improvements see councils leave special measures 

Action taken by local government in Wales to help improve the education system has resulted in a number of local councils being taken out of special measures. Pembrokeshire, Powys and Anglesey Councils have all been successfully lifted out of... read more
Friday, 20 June 2014 Categories: News

Councils to call for a localist response to public sector austerity 

Against a backdrop of growing austerity, rising demand for services and widespread speculation on local government reorganisation, public sector leaders will meet today to discuss the future role, structure and sustainability of Wales’ 22 local... read more
Thursday, 19 June 2014 Categories: News

WLGA leader recognised in Queen's birthday honours list 

The leader of the WLGA, Councillor Bob Wellington, has been recognised alongside figures from across sport, entertainment and public service with the award of a CBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Cllr Wellington has served on... read more
Monday, 16 June 2014 Categories: News

Collection rate highest since council tax began 

Local councils in Wales have achieved the highest ever rate of council tax collection since the tax was introduced back in 1993. Figures released for 2013-14 show local councils collected 97% of Wales’ total council tax bill, which equates to a... read more
Thursday, 12 June 2014 Categories: News

Count down begins for crucial talks on local government's future 

The future role of local government in Wales will be placed under the spotlight when public sector leaders meet in Llandudno on Thursday 19 June 2014. Set against a backdrop of severe public sector austerity, rising demand for public services... read more
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Categories: News

Councils to lead new all-Wales adoption service 

Local councils are set to play a lead role in the delivery of a new all-Wales service designed to speed up and improve the adoption process in Wales. Announced by the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas AM, the new national... read more
Thursday, 05 June 2014 Categories: News

Local government welcomes increased scrutiny 

The WLGA has today confirmed local government’s commitment to ensuring that the key decisions affecting local communities in Wales are made in as transparent a way as possible. The commitment follows the publication of a Wales Audit Office... read more
Thursday, 29 May 2014 Categories: News

WLGA calls for clarity on future funding for councils 

The WLGA has today called for greater clarity from Welsh Government on the level of funding that will be made available to local councils in Wales in the future. In a letter to the Public Accounts Committee, the WLGA has called on Welsh... read more
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 Categories: News

Tribute paid to Council Leader Anthony Christopher 

The WLGA has been greatly saddened to hear of the death of Councillor Anthony Christopher, the Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Anthony fought a long and hard battle against leukaemia over the past eleven years, and despite his illness... read more
Thursday, 15 May 2014 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes new school improvement programme 

The WLGA has welcomed the launch of a multi-million pound school improvement programme that will focus on forty secondary schools in Wales. Focussing directly on schools that are operating in the most challenging circumstances, the Welsh... read more
Thursday, 01 May 2014 Categories: News

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