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

WLGA supports Welsh Government proposal to review Communities First  

The WLGA supports Welsh Government proposals announced today to review and possibly replace the Communities First programme with a new approach to meet the Wales’ future challenges. Commenting on the announcement, WLGA Leader Cllr Bob Wellington... read more
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 Categories: News

Councils welcome new approach to reform  

Local councils have welcomed a new approach to local government reform announced today by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM. Local authorities have faced a challenging period of austerity and uncertainty... read more
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

WLGA response to report on parks and green spaces in Wales 

The WLGA has highlighted the innovative response of local councils to the continued budget pressures being placed on the maintenance of local parks in Wales.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News

Council services continue to improve despite growing budget pressures 

Latest figures show local government in Wales continues to deliver high quality public services despite the pressure on local budgets continuing to grow.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 Categories: News

Local government begins discussion on post Brexit settlement 

A WLGA delegation is in Brussels this week to help ensure local government retains a strong voice in future negotiations to shape Wales’ relationship with Europe.

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Monday, 05 September 2016 Categories: Europe News

Councils remain committed to Syrian refugee resettlement  

One year on from its launch, the WLGA has reaffirmed Welsh local government’s commitment to a UK-wide resettlement programme for vulnerable Syrian refugees.

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Saturday, 03 September 2016 Categories: News

WLGA thanks Bridgend council leader for years of public service 

The WLGA has thanked Cllr Mel Nott for his years of dedicated public service following his decision to step down as Leader of Bridgend Council later this year.

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Thursday, 01 September 2016 Categories: News

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