Final Settlement for Local Government 

The final settlement announced by Welsh Government confirms the funding package for local government in 2017-18 provisionally announced last October. We welcome the fact that some of the additional pressures identified by the WLGA in areas of... read more
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA thanks Gwynedd Council Leader for his public service 

Council and also from his roles as Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Deputy Presiding Officer, Plaid Group Leader and Spokesperson for Housing and the Welsh Language in May 2017. Commenting on the announcement Cllr Bob Wellington, Leader... read more
Friday, 09 December 2016 Categories: Housing Lifelong Learning News

WLGA Statement - Cllr Bob Wellington CBE 

Cllr Bob Wellington CBE has announced he will stand down from his position as Leader of Torfaen Council at the end of 2016 and will also finish in his role as Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association. Cllr Wellington has been the leader of... read more
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Categories: News

WLGA Statement in response to Welsh Government proposals to support rural schools in Wales 

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM met with local authority Cabinet Members for Education last Friday and the issue of rural schools was discussed. In light of that discussion, local authorities will welcome the amendments to... read more
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Councils praised for leadership in challenging times 

Councils and their staff were today praised for delivering improved services in the face of financial pressures and a period of unprecedented change. Addressing over 260 delegates at the WLGA’s Annual Conference in Cardiff today, WLGA Leader Cllr ... read more
Thursday, 03 November 2016 Categories: News

Councils express concern about proposed food safety reforms 

Welsh councils have expressed serious concern about Food Standards Agency proposals which would reform how food safety is regulated and inspected in Wales. Commenting on the proposals, WLGA Spokesperson for Regulatory Services Cllr Neil Moore... read more
Friday, 28 October 2016 Categories: News

Welsh Councils committed to providing humanitarian support to refugees 

Following the statement from the City of Cardiff Council that they will be receiving a number of unaccompanied children from the Calais camp, the WLGA has reaffirmed Welsh local government’s continuing commitment to provide humanitarian support to... read more
Thursday, 20 October 2016 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Pooling Moves a Step Closer for Local Government Pension Scheme Funds in Wales  

The 8 LGPS funds in Wales have submitted a proposal to UK Government to enable them to pool their £13bn of investments. The aim is to reduce investment management costs and through joint governance arrangements to share knowledge and best practice... read more
Friday, 14 October 2016 Categories: News

WLGA Call for Continued Investment in Social Services 

The WLGA welcomes two reports published today that underline the pivotal importance of social services in the healthcare system and highlights chronic underfunding across the service. A report from the Health Foundation(1) finds that social services ... read more
Thursday, 13 October 2016 Categories: News

Diversity in Democracy promotes progress 

Progress is being made but more action and leadership is needed to ensure that council chambers are increasingly diverse. That was the key message of a Diversity in Democracy event held in Cardiff today. The Diversity in Democracy is a Welsh... read more
Thursday, 13 October 2016 Categories: News

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