Concerns over refugee data
Concerns have been raised over the sharing of data on refugees arriving from war-torn Ukraine.
Call to devolve Afghan refugee responsibilities
Councils have called for the devolution of more responsibilities for Afghan refugees.
Joint Cabinet meeting 'first of its kind'
A joint Cabinet meeting held between Wales’ council leaders and senior Welsh ministers is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Row over extra social care funding
The Welsh Local Government Association has hit out at the ‘insulting and unsubstantiated comments’ of Care Forum Wales following the announcement of extra funding for the country’s councils.
£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.