Best settlement in decades a boost for communities and vital local services, says WLGA 

Local government has welcomed one of the best financial settlements since the beginning of devolution, recognising the significant challenges which remain for council budgets. Councils will see an average of 9.4% increase to their core... read more
Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government Council Tax plans  

Responding to today’s announcement by the Finance and Local Government Minister of plans for a consultation next year on council tax reform, Cllr Anthony Hunt (WLGA Finance Spokesperson) said: The announcement by the Welsh Government... read more
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 Categories: News

Welsh councillors recognised at national awards 

Two Welsh councillors have received recognition for their contributions to their communities at the national Councillor Awards organised by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU). Cllr Kevin Etheridge from Caerphilly County Borough... read more
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes reintroduction of face masks in secondary schools  

Responding to the Welsh Government announcement that face coverings are to be reintroduced in secondary school settings, colleges and universities, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: "I welcome the Minister's... read more
Monday, 29 November 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

"Show that there is no place in society for violence against women" 

Conversations on accountability for violence against women should focus on the behaviour of perpetrators and not that of victims, says Wales’ Minister for Social Justice, as the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against... read more
Thursday, 25 November 2021 Categories: Equality and Community Cohesion News

Award success for the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership 

The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership’s co-ordination work in response to the housing of asylum seekers at MOD barracks in Penally, Pembrokeshire has been recognised at the Dyfed Powys Police Awards 2021. The Partnership, which is hosted by... read more
Friday, 19 November 2021 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership

Chancellor’s Budget: Extra money for Wales welcomed 

The WLGA has welcomed extra funding for Wales announced in the UK government budget. The Chancellor announced an annual increase of £2.5bn to Welsh Government’s budget over the next three years, which will give ministers an opportunity to invest in... read more
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News

New data shows true scale of coal tip challenge as First Minister makes fresh funding call 

New data showing the true extent of Wales’ coal tip challenge has been published today as the First Minister of Wales makes a fresh call for the UK government to invest in coal tip safety and ‘help communities who have already given so much’. For ... read more
Monday, 25 October 2021 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Finance and Resources News

A tribute to Cllr Phil White 

Following tributes to the late Councillor Phil White from Bridgend County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, WLGA Leader said, “We wish to pay tribute to the significant contribution Cllr Phil White made as a local councillor to public... read more
Friday, 22 October 2021 Categories: News

Council leaders and Welsh Government convene for UK’s first joint Cabinet meeting  

Wales’ 22 council leaders and all members of the Welsh Government Cabinet convened on Wednesday. The joint Cabinet meeting is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, following unprecedented levels of engagement between local government and... read more
Wednesday, 06 October 2021 Categories: News

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