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.
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.
Welsh councils bemoan 'catastrophic austerity'
A seeming increase in Wales’ public sector budgets masks the ‘catastrophic impact that eight years of austerity have had on local public services,’ the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has warned.
Welsh councils call for end to cuts
Welsh council leaders have called for an end to the ‘relentless cuts to public services’ after a new report highlighted the scale of shrinking budgets.
Welsh councils' performance improves
Nearly two-thirds of council services in Wales have improved over the last year, according to new figures.
‘No council tax to fix social care gap’
The Welsh Government has ruled out using council tax to help plug the devolved nation’s social care funding gap.
WLGA chief warns of council mergers
The chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association has warned that the rising cost of social care could force some councils to merge.