The WLGA supports fully the principles of social partnership and is ready to work with trade union partners to resolve any disagreements. In this instance, the WLGA has been working closely with councils, trade unions and the Welsh Government to... read more
Wednesday, 01 February 2023
The WLGA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to seek clarity on which council-run services will qualify for energy bill support after March 2023.
Councillor Rob Stewart (Swansea), WLGA Deputy Leader said:
“Whilst we welcome... read more
Thursday, 19 January 2023
The WLGA has welcomed next year’s local government funding settlement from Welsh Government but warns that tough decisions remain due to continuing challenging economic circumstances.
Councils will receive an average 7.9% increase in funding from ... read more
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s local government settlement to be announced by Welsh Government, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson, said:
“Over recent months, we have made clear the devastating effects being wielded on ... read more
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
The WLGA has warned that council services face the most difficult period in their history as the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced today failed to address enormous budget shortfalls.
Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said:
“Whilst we will take time to analyse the detail, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today is a missed opportunity to help our communities when they need it most. While there may... read more
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Looking ahead to today’s Autumn Statement, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance and Resources said:
“The future of everyday services that are relied upon by our communities are at stake, such as schools, social care, environmental services, libraries, youth services and public protection.
“Councils are dealing with pressures on a scale never... read more
Thursday, 17 November 2022
The WLGA has today warned of the serious harm that market turmoil is having on Welsh councils’ already-precarious budgets.
On Friday 23 September, the Chancellor’s mini budget provoked turmoil in the currency and debt markets, adding to the... read more
Friday, 30 September 2022
The WLGA's spokespersons for Health and Social Care have responded to a Welsh NHS Confederation report which highlights challenges faced in social care.
Councillor Llinos Medi (Anglesey) said:
“As local government has long been clear,... read more
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Responding to today’s announcement by UK government of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said:
“Whilst we welcome the inclusion of councils in the UK government’s six-month energy... read more
Wednesday, 21 September 2022