WLGA

£260m funding boost for Welsh councils

14/08/2020

Welsh ministers have announced a £260m funding boost for councils, bringing the total amount of government COVID-19 support to almost half a billion pounds.

Local government associations pledge to tackle abuse of councillors

10/08/2020

The UK's four local government associations have pledged to work together to tackle the rise in abuse targeted at elected members.

Welsh councils call for support over 'devastating' Airbus job losses

07/07/2020

Council leaders in Wales have called for extra support after Airbus cut more than 1,700 jobs across their UK operations.

Unite expected to urge council pay offer rejection

11/05/2020

Trade union Unite is expected to recommend that its members reject the employers ‘final’ 2.75% pay offer at a national committee meeting later this week.

Call for lifting of immigration rules

20/04/2020

Council leaders in England, Scotland and Wales have called for a temporary lifting of the immigration rules that stop some migrants accessing public funds.

New leader appointed for WLGA

09/12/2019

The leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, cllr Andrew Morgan, has been elected as the new leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).

Councils welcome education improvements in Wales

04/12/2019

Council leaders in Wales have welcomed improvements to all areas of the country’s education system.

Councils urged to protect councillors from abuse

03/07/2019

Councils are being urged to take steps to protect councillors from abuse and intimidation in a new guide published today.

Ash tree disease poses public safety risk in Wales, council chiefs say

01/07/2019

Local authorities have committed themselves to tackling a notorious ash tree disease that has spread across Wales.

Welsh Government to simplify joint working between councils

19/06/2019

A blueprint for joint working between councils is to be published by the Welsh Government.

Welsh councils receive £1.2m for Brexit preparations

14/03/2019

Each local in Wales will receive £45,000 to help ramp up their work to prepare for Brexit.

Councils welcome £13m financial package in Wales

21/11/2018

Local government leaders in Wales have welcomed the latest figures put forward by the Cardiff administration for next year's budgets – but warned there could still be further cuts to services or rises in council tax.

Minister embroiled in 'Oliver Twist' row

24/10/2018

Welsh local authorities have called on the First Minister to consider sacking his colleague in charge of councils after he labelled councillors ‘Oliver Twists’.

Finance settlement has 'gravest implications'

09/10/2018

Councils have dismissed today’s Welsh Government’s finance settlement as a ‘bread and butter budget’ in which town halls ‘get the crumbs again’.

Welsh councils call for ring-fenced preventative funding

18/09/2018

A new Preventative Care Fund should be set up in Wales to help ease the strain on children's services, councils have said.

Welsh Government in new push for larger councils

20/03/2018

Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.

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Sampling COVID’s impact on Surrey

Michael Coughlin describes how Surrey CC is developing a ‘rich and granular’ understanding of how its residents, communities and the local economy are being impacted by the pandemic.
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Mobilising the social care workforce

A continued drive towards more mobile public services is needed to help overcome social care challenges in the bleak winter months, says David McKinney.
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