Freeports Announcement (23.3.23) 

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of the WLGA said: “This is good news for Wales. I would like to congratulate the three councils and their partners on securing freeport status. The proposals for Anglesey and for Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire are... read more
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 Categories: News

Workforce challenges is top social care concern, report says 

Huge workforce challenges have been identified as one of the most significant ongoing risks in social care, in a report published today. The report is based on research commissioned by the WLGA in 2022 which surveyed senior council members and... read more
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 Categories: News

HMRC urges contractors not to get caught out by tax avoidance 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging contractors in a wide range of roles across Local Government not to get caught out by unscrupulous promoters of tax avoidance schemes. Tax avoidance is when people bend the rules of the tax system to try to ... read more
Friday, 10 March 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Council delivered free school meals extended to April and May holidays 

The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that Free School Meal provision will continue to be available to children from lower income families for the Easter and Whitsun school holidays. £9m has been invested to help councils... read more
Thursday, 09 March 2023 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools Lifelong Learning News

WLGA responds to teaching unions’ strike action. 

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 Categories: News

Councils seek clarity on energy support for local services 

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 Categories: News

WLGA responds to industrial action by teaching unions 

Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “Teachers play an integral role in our communities in educating, supporting, and nurturing our young people. It is vital that any pay award is balanced between rewarding... read more
Tuesday, 17 January 2023 Categories: Lifelong Learning News Workforce

Welsh Government has supported councils with today’s settlement, but tough decisions remain, says WLGA 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Hopeful of continuation of Welsh Government’s commitment to local services” 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity to help our communities” 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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