Press Releases

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

Latest figures show council services improving in face of budget pressures 

Figures released today reveal that 64% of councils’ comparable performance indicators have improved over the course of the last year. This builds on steady improvements with around two-thirds of performance indicators showing improvement each year... read more
 
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Categories: Improvement and Performance News

Congratulating pupils on their A level success 

WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales for their success this year in A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate exams. The number of pupils achieving A* – E grades has again increased, following in the established trend of recent years. There has ... read more
 
Thursday, 17 August 2017 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

‘Food and Fun’ for more children across Wales this Summer 

A programme aimed at helping children in some of Wales’ most deprived areas is being expanded this Summer, as children in more areas will be able to take advantage of opportunities to be more active, eat more healthily and forge new... read more
 
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

WLGA Press Statement on R (on the application of Forge Care Homes Ltd and others) (Appellants) v Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 56 On appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 26 

In responding to today’s Supreme Court Judgment, the final ruling in relation to Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the WLGA is satisfied the parties involved can now move forward on the outcome. This case represents complex and challenging issues brought... read more
 
Thursday, 03 August 2017 Categories: Finance and Resources News Social Services

Local government committed to reform, says WLGA 

The WLGA today reaffirmed its commitment to reform as the Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford outlined his plans for local government. Responding to the statement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), said: “Leaders have been in regular... read more
 
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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