Growth plans for Norse
Norse Group has laid out ambitious growth plans that could lead to it hitting £0.5bn turnover.
BASW members hold Welsh austerity march
Social workers are marching through Wales today in protest at austerity cuts.
Manzie made a Dame
The former interim chief executive of Birmingham City Council, Stella Manzie, has been made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to local government.
On the road to reorganisation
After being met with opposition from local authorities in Wales, cabinet secretary for local government and public services, Alun Davies, makes the case for reorganisation.
Welsh reorganisation consultation deadline approaches
Time is running out to take part in a consultation over proposals to merge councils in Wales.
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.
Sector piles pressure on Government over EU funding
Pressure is mounting for an overhaul of how EU funding is distributed when it is replaced post-Brexit.
Wrexham: Reorganisation not a panacea for austerity
One of the biggest local authorities in north Wales has vowed to ‘strongly oppose’ attempts to reorganise local government.
Welsh Government unveils £260m infrastructure investment
The Welsh Government has announced new capital funding totaling £266m for projects including schools, transport links and broadband.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall grabs £875m Right to Buy receipts
Labour has demanded immediate Right to Buy (RTB) reforms after figures obtained by The MJ revealed the amount councils lose to Whitehall under the regime.
Welsh social services funding gap to triple by 2020
The funding gap in Welsh social services will jump by a whopping three-and-a half times by 2020/21, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
Universal Credit rollout in Wales pushed back for some
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has pushed back the rollout of Universal Credit in 13 Welsh local authority areas from this summer to December.
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’.
Highways maintenance backlog falls to £9bn
The estimated highways maintenance backlog has fallen by almost 23% this year to £9.3bn from £12bn.
Sector-led improvement for critical Powys
Powys CC needs ‘significant’ support from the Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association to ensure sustainable improvement, a critical report has concluded.
£10m for Welsh councils to manage social care pressures
Councils in Wales will be given £10m to manage social care winter pressures, the Welsh Government has confirmed.
Welsh Government moves ahead with vacant land tax
The Welsh Government has decided to move forward with proposals for a vacant land tax to encourage regeneration and tackle the housing crisis.
'Lessons learned' after overspends
Staff at Merthyr Tydfil CBC have assured members lessons have been learned after the cost of two major projects spiralled and overspends reached £500,000.
Minister outlines Western Powerhouse plan
Welsh secretary Alun Cairns has outlined plans for a Western Powerhouse similar to local government-linked agreements operating in the north of England and Midlands.