Press Releases

WLGA Responds 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 WLGA has issued the following statement: The WLGA is dismayed and hugely concerned at the findings of the investigation into the... read more
 
Thursday, 04 January 2024 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

WLGA responds to the local government settlement 

Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, WLGA Leader said: “We knew this was going to be a challenging settlement, and we recognise the Welsh Government’s efforts in seeking to provide a degree of protection for frontline public services. But the... read more
 
Wednesday, 20 December 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA responds to the local government settlement 

Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE, WLGA Leader said: “We knew this was going to be a challenging settlement, and we recognise the Welsh Government’s efforts in seeking to provide a degree of protection for frontline public services. But the... read more
 
Wednesday, 20 December 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA and WCPP Join Forces on Net Zero 

The Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) have joined forces to support the public sector transition to net zero. Net zero is a top priority for both organisations and the WLGA has asked us to... read more
 
Friday, 08 December 2023 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News

WLGA Response to PISA 2022 Results 

Cllr Andrew Morgan OBE, Leader of the WLGA said: “While today’s 2022 PISA results are a source of disappointment, it’s important to note the hard work that’s already in progress to alter the education landscape. Transforming the nation’s... read more
 
Tuesday, 05 December 2023 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Local Government Comes Together for Youth Homelessness Prevention Conference 

On Thursday 30 November, the WLGA supported and contributed to the planning and co-ordination of the second Youth Homelessness Prevention Conference in Llandrindod Wells in conjunction with End Youth Homelessness Cymru. The conference saw... read more
 

Local Government Comes Together to Discuss Precarious Financial Position 

Yesterday, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) hosted a Finance Seminar in Cardiff, bringing together Council Leaders, Chief Executives, Finance Cabinet Members, and Finance Directors to discuss Wednesday’s Autumn statement, the pressing... read more
 
Friday, 24 November 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Disappointing” Autumn Statement fails to address huge pressures on local services 

The WLGA and trade unions have jointly expressed disappointment at the UK Government’s Autumn Statement, as councils continue to face a £411m budget shortfall next year for local services which could have devastating impacts on communities. ... read more
 
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA Response to UK Government’s Announcement on Levelling Up Fund 

Cllr Andrew Morgan OBE, Leader of the WLGA, said: “WLGA welcomes the announcement of £111m coming into Wales for seven Levelling-up projects. The extension of the timescale for completion of projects to March 2026 is also a positive step,... read more
 

Welsh councils look to UK Government’s Autumn Statement to help plug £411 million gap 

In anticipation of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, the WLGA is calling on the Chancellor to recognise the funding crisis which is gripping local government and the wider public sector. Council services are facing extraordinary pressures due to... read more
 
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 Categories: Finance and Resources News
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