Councils leading the way in raising productivity and unlocking economic growth 

The Leader of WLGA has today stressed the importance of working together to forge innovative solutions to raising productivity and developing a skilled workforce within our communities. Councillor Debbie Wilcox addressed an exchange seminar... read more
Friday, 22 September 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News

Councils agree to develop growth plans for rural Wales 

Welsh councils have met in Powys today at the WLGA Rural Forum to discuss the future of the rural economy particularly in light of Brexit. They discussed with Eluned Morgan AM her proposals for a specific plan for economic development in rural Wales ... read more
Friday, 22 September 2017 Categories: News

WLGA Leader calls for the “Closing Down Sale” for local services to end 

The Leader of the WLGA is today calling for an end to the relentless cuts to public services as a new report is published highlighting the scale of shrinking budgets. The publication of the report “Welsh Budgetary Trade-offs” it a timely and ... read more
Thursday, 21 September 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Latest figures show council services improving in face of budget pressures 

Figures released today reveal that 64% of councils’ comparable performance indicators have improved over the course of the last year. This builds on steady improvements with around two-thirds of performance indicators showing improvement each year... read more
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Categories: Improvement and Performance Local Government Performance News

Congratulating pupils on their A level success 

WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales for their success this year in A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate exams. The number of pupils achieving A* – E grades has again increased, following in the established trend of recent years. There has ... read more
Thursday, 17 August 2017 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

‘Food and Fun’ for more children across Wales this Summer 

A programme aimed at helping children in some of Wales’ most deprived areas is being expanded this Summer, as children in more areas will be able to take advantage of opportunities to be more active, eat more healthily and forge new... read more
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

WLGA Press Statement on R (on the application of Forge Care Homes Ltd and others) (Appellants) v Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 56 On appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 26 

In responding to today’s Supreme Court Judgment, the final ruling in relation to Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the WLGA is satisfied the parties involved can now move forward on the outcome. This case represents complex and challenging issues brought... read more
Thursday, 03 August 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Local government committed to reform, says WLGA 

The WLGA today reaffirmed its commitment to reform as the Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford outlined his plans for local government. Responding to the statement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), said: “Leaders have been in regular... read more
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Giving thanks to youth workers during Youth Work Week 

Youth workers’ dedication and commitment was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Friday 23 June, which launched Youth Work Week 2017. Youth Work Week is an annual series of events across Wales that gives youth workers and young people the... read more
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Local public services performing well, according to latest survey 

People in Wales are satisfied with local public services such as libraries, recycling, schools and social services in Wales, according to the latest National Survey for Wales published by the Welsh Government today. Commenting on the National... read more
Monday, 26 June 2017 Categories: Improvement and Performance News

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