New report reveals bleak financial forecast for Welsh public services 

A new report published by the Welsh Local Government Association today has revealed the bleak financial climate that will be faced by local councils in Wales potentially up until 2021. Launched at a finance conference hosted by the WLGA in... read more
Friday, 05 October 2012 Categories: News

WLGA calls for reform of council house funding 

The WLGA has today welcomed a report on the improving quality of social housing in Wales, whilst calling for urgent reform of how the improvement of council homes will be funded in the future. The report, published by the National Assembly for... read more
Thursday, 13 September 2012 Categories: News

Welsh Cornwall visit to help shape use of vital EU funding 

A delegation from Wales, led by the local authorities of south west Wales, has visited a number of flagship projects in Cornwall this week to share information on the effective use of EU funding. Both Cornwall and West Wales and the Valleys are... read more
Thursday, 06 September 2012 Categories: News

Council services continue to improve despite austerity 

Figures published today show that most council services in Wales have continued to improve during the past year. The performance information published by the Local Government Data Unit today shows that 74% of comparable performance indicators... read more
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Categories: News

WLGA questions the cost and deliverability of Welfare Reform 

Local council leaders in Wales have united to challenge the UK Government on the financial cost of UK welfare reforms and their operational delivery. Granted Royal Assent in March 2012, the Welfare Reform Act will lead to wholesale changes to the ... read more
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Categories: News Welfare Reform

New school improvement services launched 

The start of the new school term in Wales will see the launch of four regional school improvement services that have been set up to help transform the Welsh education system. By working together as four regional education consortia, rather than... read more
Monday, 03 September 2012 Categories: News

WLGA commends pupils for GCSE achievements 

The Welsh Local Government Association has today congratulated Welsh pupils on their GCSE achievements. Results for 2012, which were published today, show that 65.4% of Welsh pupils achieved an A* to C grade in their GCSE exams. This matches... read more
Thursday, 23 August 2012 Categories: News

Welsh pupils' A Level success matches UK trends 

The Welsh Local Government Association has today congratulated Welsh pupils on another successful year for A-Level and Welsh Baccalaureate results. Results for 2012 show that Welsh pupils have matched the trends in educational attainment that... read more
Thursday, 16 August 2012 Categories: News

Rail electrification is great news for Wales 

The announcement of the electrification of the London to Swansea and connecting valley rail lines has been welcomed by the WLGA as a huge step towards improving economic growth and competitiveness in Wales. The five year programme of rail... read more
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Categories: News

Local Government delegation visits Brussels for talks on vital EU funding 

At a crucial time in the negotiations on future EU funding, a local government delegation from Wales has this week travelled to Brussels to meet with Commission officials and MEPs. EU funding is vital to Welsh communities and as the current seven ... read more
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Categories: News

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