Press Releases

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

Autumn Statement: “Future of local services at stake” 

​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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Welsh local government calls for stability from UK government 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

"Addressing health and social care challenges must be a shared endeavour" 

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 Categories: News Social Services

WLGA response to UK government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme 

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 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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