Concern raised over discretionary housing payments 

The WLGA has voiced concern over discretionary housing payments after recent figures suggest applications for housing support have experienced a 250% rise. A Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson said: "Local government in Wales is... read more
Friday, 08 August 2014 Categories: Housing News

WLGA responds to 'Town Hall Rich List' report 

The WLGA has responded to a Tax Payers’ Alliance report which shows that councils in Wales continue to set responsible salary levels for senior local government staff. Commenting on the report, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson... read more
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 Categories: News

WLGA Independent Group raises concerns over Williams report 

Welsh Independent Councillors are extremely concerned and urge caution regarding the effect that the focus on reorganising local government boundaries could have for the residents of Wales. Whilst accepting that some of the smaller Local... read more
Monday, 04 August 2014 Categories: News

Report highlights effective communication as central to improved social care 

The SSIA has published a new report outlining how information services are being transformed in Wales and will empower people to take greater responsibility for the care they receive. Providing effective communication is central to the successful ... read more
Friday, 01 August 2014 Categories: News

Council leaders voice support for new North Wales prison in Wrexham 

Council leaders from across North Wales have written to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee to recommend that it supports the development of a £212 million prison for North Wales in Wrexham. Having campaigned for the project for a... read more
Thursday, 24 July 2014 Categories: News

Redundancy costs double due to austerity 

The WLGA has argued that the real cost of council jobs losses is the loss of irreplaceable avenues of employment for local people, after recent estimates suggest councils face an increasing redundancy bill. Figures from BBC Wales suggest that... read more
Thursday, 24 July 2014 Categories: News

Strike will not change a 'best possible' pay offer 

The strike action taking place today will not change the terms of a pay proposal, which offers council workers the ‘best possible’ deal in such a challenging economic climate. Steve Thomas CBE, Welsh Local Government Association CEO said:... read more
Thursday, 10 July 2014 Categories: News

WLGA raises fundamental questions on reorganisation white paper 

The publication of today’s statement by the First Minister, and the subsequent long overdue White Paper “Reforming Local Government”, sees the formal Welsh Government response to the Williams report previously published on 20th January 2014. On... read more
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 Categories: News

New report outlines worrying impact of welfare reform in Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association has welcomed a report by Citizens Advice Cymru outlining the impact of welfare reform on people in Wales. Focussing on the cumulative impact of the welfare changes being made by the UK Government, the ‘One... read more
Monday, 07 July 2014 Categories: News Welfare Reform

More deep cuts will decimate local public services 

Local government is warning that another round of potential cuts to its finances in 2015-16 will see swathes of public service closures across Wales. Having originally been provided with an indicative figure suggesting councils would experience... read more
Friday, 27 June 2014 Categories: News

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