Press Releases

WLGA calls on UK Treasury to urgently clarify “extra £175m” funding for hard-hit Welsh families 

The WLGA is calling on UK Treasury to urgently clarify whether an additional £175m pledged for Wales last week, because of an energy bill support package in England, will materialise. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced last week that Wales will... read more
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Eligible businesses impacted by Omicron urged to apply for financial support 

Eligible businesses in Wales that have been impacted by the rapid spread of Omicron are being urged to apply to their local council for financial support. Two grants are being administered by councils on behalf of the Welsh Government. ... read more
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Joint statement by the 22 council leaders in Wales: Fair and respectful election campaign 

At Friday’s WLGA Executive Board, council leaders agreed to make a joint statement calling on all councillors and candidates at May’s local elections to commit to a fair and respectful election campaign: We are all too familiar with the... read more
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Promoting diversity among councillors 

by WLGA Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan
This year’s local elections in May will be a chance to make significant strides for diversity in local government, as all seats across Wales’ 22 councils will be contested. We all know the current situation in our council chambers; councillors... read more
Friday, 14 January 2022 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

A tribute to the late Councillor Mair Stephens 

Our thoughts and sympathies are with Councillor Mair Stephens’ friends and family. Mair was a popular and committed member of the WLGA Council, representing the WLGA on the Partnership Council and the Data Cymru Board. She will be... read more
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 Categories: News

Best settlement in decades a boost for communities and vital local services, says WLGA 

Local government has welcomed one of the best financial settlements since the beginning of devolution, recognising the significant challenges which remain for council budgets. Councils will see an average of 9.4% increase to their core... read more
Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA welcomes Welsh Government Council Tax plans  

Responding to today’s announcement by the Finance and Local Government Minister of plans for a consultation next year on council tax reform, Cllr Anthony Hunt (WLGA Finance Spokesperson) said: The announcement by the Welsh Government... read more
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 Categories: News

Welsh councillors recognised at national awards 

Two Welsh councillors have received recognition for their contributions to their communities at the national Councillor Awards organised by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU). Cllr Kevin Etheridge from Caerphilly County Borough... read more
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes reintroduction of face masks in secondary schools  

Responding to the Welsh Government announcement that face coverings are to be reintroduced in secondary school settings, colleges and universities, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: "I welcome the Minister's... read more
Monday, 29 November 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

"Show that there is no place in society for violence against women" 

Conversations on accountability for violence against women should focus on the behaviour of perpetrators and not that of victims, says Wales’ Minister for Social Justice, as the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against... read more
Thursday, 25 November 2021 Categories: Equality and Community Cohesion News

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