Councils meet to tackle welfare reform challenges 

Delegates from across local government in Wales have met to identify what must be done to meet the challenges being created by sweeping reform of the welfare state. Forming part of Welsh local government’s response to the controversial welfare... read more
Friday, 15 March 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Local government to deliver new regeneration framework in Wales 

The WLGA has welcomed the launch of a new Welsh Government framework that will change the way Wales invests in regeneration projects in the future. The ‘Vibrant and Viable Places’ framework acknowledges the role that mainstream investment can... read more
Monday, 11 March 2013 Categories: News

Local councils welcome legal ruling on recycling 

Local government in Wales has welcomed the outcome of a Judicial Review that ruled councils should be free to run recycling services that reflect their local circumstances. The decision follows a claim lodged by the Campaign for Real Recycling... read more
Friday, 08 March 2013 Categories: News

Joint conference champions a fairer Wales 

Delegates from across local government and the NHS in Wales met today to help drive change and promote equality and fairness in Wales. As the second joint annual conference delivered by the health and local government sectors, the event saw... read more
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 Categories: News

Harsh winter leads to growing highways repair bill 

Local councils in Wales have been left facing an increasing highways repair bill, after recent flooding and freezing conditions combined to deliver widespread damage to Wales’ road network. While work continues to quantify the extent of the... read more
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 Categories: News

Difficult balancing act as Councils finalise budgets 

The WLGA expects the average Council Tax increase for Councils across Wales for 2013-14 to be around 2.9%, meaning that Welsh households will continue to pay over £200 less per year for council services than English households. This prediction is... read more
Monday, 04 March 2013 Categories: News

Councils plot shared course on highways 

Local government leaders agreed on 22nd February to work together on an ambitious long term plan to restructure the way that highway and transport services are delivered in Wales. Agreed by all of Wales’ 22 local authorities and the Welsh... read more
Thursday, 28 February 2013 Categories: News

Local government presses for fair deal on EU funding 

Wales currently receives around £747million from the EU every year, however the existing funding agreement, which contributes extensively to job creation, economic growth and regeneration within some of the most economically deprived parts of the... read more
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Categories: Europe News

Early intervention on horse meat contamination 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has stated that local councils are continuing to do everything possible to ensure the integrity of their food supplies. The announcement follows the news that a registered meat supplier to local... read more
Friday, 22 February 2013 Categories: News

Welfare reform poses unprecedented challenges in Wales 

Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea City Council and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Spokesman on Welfare Reform, outlines the challenges created by sweeping reform of the Welfare state. Over the coming months the UK... read more
Thursday, 21 February 2013 Categories: News Welfare Reform

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