£260m funding boost for Welsh councils
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.
Unite expected to urge pay offer rejection
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
Council leaders in England, Scotland and Wales have called for a temporary lifting of the immigration rules that stop some migrants accessing public funds.
Improvement board formed for troubled council
The Welsh Government has formed an improvement board to oversee changes at Merthyr Tydfil CBC after a review into the troubled council.
Quarter of council jobs lost in nine years
A quarter of local government jobs have been cut since 2010, new data from trade union Unison has found.
Welsh Government to simplify joint working between councils
A blueprint for joint working between councils is to be published by the Welsh Government.
Councils and union clash over zero-hour contracts
Councils have insisted on keeping the option of zero-hour contracts as Unison prepares to push the sector’s associations to back a campaign to abolish them.
Welsh councils in £1.2m Brexit boost
An extra £1.2m has been allocated to help Welsh councils prepare for Brexit, housing and local government minister, Julie James, announced today.
Councillors barrage Brokenshire over Brexit
Local government secretary James Brokenshire has faced a barrage of Brexit concerns from councillors.
Welsh council leaders welcome cash injection
The Welsh Government has raised the funding floor from -1% to -0.5% to allow council leaders to address the most significant service pressures.
What the Dickens?
Welsh politicos are a literary lot, it seems, judging by a recent spat.
Minister embroiled in 'Oliver Twist' row
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'
Councils have dismissed today’s Welsh Government’s finance settlement as a ‘bread and butter budget’ in which town halls ‘get the crumbs again’.
WLGA chief executive to retire after 30 years’ service
The chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Steve Thomas, has announced his retirement
Welsh councils call for ring-fenced preventative funding
A new preventative fund should be created in Wales to help ease the strain on children’s services, councils have said.
Davies takes forced mergers off table
Wales’ cabinet secretary for local government Alun Davies has taken forced council mergers off the table.
Welsh councils' Brexit call
Welsh local government has made a series of Brexit-related calls at an event in Cardiff today attended by council chief executives and directors.
Welsh Government in new push for larger councils
Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’.
WLGA leader lines up against ministers
The Labour leader of the Welsh Local Government Association has urged councils to ‘work together’ to avoid forced collaboration.
Council tax increase warning
Local authorities in Wales will be forced to increase council tax by the maximum 5% next year, a senior councillor has warned.