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07 March 2014
Following an extremely difficult round of budget setting for local government, councils in Wales have set an average rise of 4.2% in their local council tax rate. ...
Other key news
- Welsh local government in important EU visit
06 March 2014
A WLGA delegation will will meet with key European decision makers to discuss a range of EU developments which will have wide ranging implications for local government in Wales. ...
- Report calls for greater councillor diversity in 2017
05 March 2014
The WLGA has welcomed the publication of an ‘expert group’ report outlining the actions required to increase the diversity of local councillors in Wales. ...
- Outgoing Cardiff Leader commended for services to local government
28 February 2014
The WLGA notes the decision today of Councillor Heather Joyce to stand down as Leader of Cardiff Council once a replacement has been elected.
- Early estimates suggest 4.2% average council tax rise in Wales
26 February 2014
The average council tax increase could possibly be in the region of 4.2%, which means the average Band D council tax bill will increase by around £42 a year, or 80 pence per week. ...
- Decline in applications to develop in flood risk areas
25 February 2014
Local planners continue to discuss applications and flood risk with developers, and there has been a decline in the number of applications submitted within flood risk areas. ...