Future Plans for National Armed Forces Day in Wales Agreed  

In partnership with the Welsh Government, the WLGA has been working with the 22 local authorities in Wales to develop a 5 year timetable for the future hosting of Wales’ National Armed Forces Day from 2022 to 2026. The timetable has had to be pushed ... read more
Friday, 19 March 2021 Categories: News

Extra pay for social care workers welcomed 

Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services on a payment of £500 (after deductions) for social care and NHS staff , Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We welcome... read more
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 Categories: News

Councils commit to ambitious action on diversity 

An ambitious Diversity in Democracy programme has been agreed by WLGA to ensure council chambers are more representative of their communities following local elections in May 2022. On Friday, on the eve of International Women’s Day, WLGA Council... read more
Monday, 08 March 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Clear timescale needed for schools’ return 

Local government is urging Welsh Government for a clear roadmap to bring more pupils back to school when it is safe to do so. Welsh Government has already announced the beginning of a phased return to schools from the week commencing Monday 22... read more
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

​WLGA unveils seven key asks to reinvigorate rural communities 

A bold vision for Wales’ rural communities has been launched today by the WLGA, ahead of this year’s Senedd election and a new Welsh Government. WLGA’s Rural Forum, comprised of Wales’ nine rural authorities, has outlined its seven key asks of... read more

Councils welcome 3.8% cash boost for 2021-22 

Local government has today welcomed a positive financial settlement from Welsh Government at the end of an extraordinary year. Councils will see an average of 3.8% increase to their core revenue in 2021-22, representing a £172m year-on-year... read more
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

School return approach for January 

Following extensive discussions a common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association for the return to school in January. With transmission levels continuing to increase across Wales, and... read more
Thursday, 17 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday as part of ‘national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission’ 

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday, December 14 as part of a ‘national effort to reduce transmission of coronavirus’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today. The Minister made it clear... read more
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

All-Wales approach agreed to keep schools open in run-up to Christmas  

A common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the WLGA for school arrangements at the end of the Christmas term, following extensive discussions to aim to ensure a consistent as possible level of provision across Wales in ongoing... read more
Friday, 04 December 2020 Categories: News

Carers’ Rights Day: WLGA thanks carers in an exceptionally challenging year 

To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day. On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across ... read more
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Categories: News Social Services

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