Press Releases

Appointment of new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement of the new Cabinet, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “I would like to congratulate Alun Davies AM on his appointment as the new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government. He has... read more
 
Friday, 03 November 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA welcomes Assembly committee support for devolution of economic development powers to regions 

Welcoming the release of a report by the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills National Assembly Committee today, Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Spokesperson on Economic Development, Europe and Energy said: “I am pleased that the... read more
 
Thursday, 02 November 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News

Scheme to promote closer working with local government 

An updated scheme setting out the basis of a new relationship between the Welsh Government and local government has been published today. The Local Government Scheme looks at how the Welsh Government, local government and the wider public service ... read more
 
Monday, 30 October 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Welsh Government changes to Supporting People funding arrangements 

In response to Welsh Government’s recent announcement in respect of Supporting People Programme funding arrangements, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance, said: “Local government is committed to working with ... read more
 
Friday, 27 October 2017 Categories: Housing News

WLGA calls for halt in Universal Credit rollout 

The WLGA has today raised concerns with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke MP, about individuals’ experiences in claiming Universal Credit. Intended to streamline UK welfare provision, the rollout of Universal Credit has... read more
 
Thursday, 26 October 2017 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Local Government settlement – the War of Attrition continues, says WLGA 

The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government continues an eight-year run of real terms reductions to local government funding. In the context of ongoing and prolonged austerity, councils will view this as a very difficult and... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Leader says “Austerity is an idea with a great future behind it” 

The publication of the Welsh Government draft budget today shows that local public services will continue to face significant challenges. The increase shown on the face of the budget is due to transfers from other ministerial portfolios and this... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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
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