Press Releases

UK-first study set to shed new light on experiences of service children with Additional Learning Needs 

A first of its kind UK-based research project has been commissioned by the WLGA’s Supporting Service Children in Education Cymru (SSCE Cymru) team to bring a fresh insight into the unique experiences and needs of children of Armed Forces personnel... read more
 

Councillor Keith Reynolds 

It is with great sadness that the WLGA has learnt of the passing of Councillor Keith Reynolds, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council. Councillor Reynolds had served as leader of the council since 2014 and had represented his Aberbargoed... read more
 
Monday, 10 April 2017 Categories: News

WLGA calls for Social Services investment 

The WLGA is calling for more funding for health and social care, in the wake of a new report published recently focusing on spending in the field since the onset of austerity. The report by Wales Public Services highlights that per capita... read more
 

WLGA Press Statement - 2017 UK Government Spring Budget 

Local services that are relied on by the most vulnerable in our communities will continue to face a precarious future. Local finances are facing a £200m black hole next year rising to £540 by 2019-20. Nearly half of that is due pressures in social... read more
 
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA response to Communities First announcement 

The WLGA supported the Cabinet Secretary’s decision to review Communities First (CF) when the announcement was first made by Welsh Government back in October 2016 subject to assurances around seeking ongoing employment for those involved in... read more
 
Thursday, 16 February 2017 Categories: Economic Development, Planning, Transport & Regeneration News

School holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme helps prevent children going hungry, according to Cardiff University report 

A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme, that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays, is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation according to an evaluation report by Cardiff... read more
 
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

WLGA welcomes White Paper on local government reform 

The White Paper on local government reform published today by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM has been informed by dialogue and engagement with local government and reflects some of the reforms councils... read more
 
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

WLGA welcomes proposed trade union Bill 

The WLGA welcomes the Welsh Government’s proposal to introduce an Assembly Bill which would reverse the effect of the UK Government’s Trade Union Act. Last year the UK Government passed the Trade Union Act 2016 which will impose stringent new... read more
 
Monday, 16 January 2017 Categories: News Workforce

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
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