Press Releases

WLGA response to Welsh Government announcement on council tax reform 

In response to the Welsh Government’s confirmation regarding the timeline for the reform of council tax, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) issues the following statements from political group leaders: Cllr Andrew Morgan OBE,... read more
 
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources Housing News

WLGA pays tribute as Mark Drakeford steps down as First Minister 

Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, Leader of the WLGA said: "On behalf of the WLGA and local government, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding leadership and unwavering dedication that Mark Drakeford has shown during his... read more
 
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA Leader pays tribute to outgoing Presiding Officer and Bridgend County Borough Council Leader 

The Leader of the WLGA, Councillor Andrew Morgan, has paid tribute to Councillor Huw David OBE following the announcement that he is to stand down as Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council at the authority’s upcoming AGM. Councillor David was... read more
 
Wednesday, 06 March 2024 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA warns of impact on communities due to lack of investment in Spring Budget  

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has today called on the UK Government to reconsider its budget allocations to address the pressing needs of communities across Wales, expressing alarm over the lack of funding for public spending or... read more
 
Wednesday, 06 March 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources News

£25 million welcomed by local government, but sustainable long-term funding needed 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of an additional £25m for local authorities in 2024-25. However. the WLGA warns that it is still nowhere near enough to cover the £432m funding... read more
 
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA committed to working with the Welsh Government to address South Wales Fire and Rescue culture 

The WLGA has responded to Welsh Government’s announcement of action to be taken to address the working culture at South Wales Fire and Rescue, an issue recently highlighted by an independent report. Four commissioners have been appointed by... read more
 
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

“Vital” that consequential funding is delivered to Welsh councils in full 

Responding to the announcement by the UK Government of additional funding for councils in England, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Finance Spokesperson said: “This announcement today of an additional £600m funding for English... read more
 
Wednesday, 24 January 2024 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Local government signs up to Charter to help streamline the Welsh benefits system 

A charter is being launched today to help improve accessibility of the benefits system and encourage eligible residents to claim vital support. The Welsh Benefits Charter has been co-designed by a range of stakeholders, including the WLGA and... read more
 
Monday, 22 January 2024 Categories: News Welfare Reform

Tata Steel job losses a local and national "body blow" 

Serious concerns have been expressed by council leaders about today’s announcement from Tata Steel. In a WLGA Executive Board meeting, comprised of all 22 councils in Wales, council leaders spoke about their concern for the “devastating” news for ... read more
 

South Wales Councils Respond to Investigation of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service 

In response to the publication of the independent investigation of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the 10 councils that operate in the South Wales area have issued the following statement: As the leaders of councils in the South Wales... read more
 
Thursday, 04 January 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News
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