WLGA


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WLGAWelsh Local Government Association
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Cllr Stephen Hayes, portfolio holder for adults services has been representing PCC at the WLGA Council for the last couple of year.
But Anthony Hunt, the Labour leader of Torfaen council and finance spokesman for the WLGA warned that after "eight years of deep cuts" nothing less than the "future of vital local services is at stake".
While voices were clear that it was the Westminster government to blame for lack of funds, that tune is beginning to change, with local government members and the WLGA saying it is the Welsh Government at fault for decisions it made in how to share out the pot.
But the WLGA says that many authorities are now reporting that schools' financial woes are as acute as those of social care, resulting in reserves being depleted by budget pressures and several schools now running budget deficits.
In advance of the Welsh Government Draft Budget announcement next week, the WLGA has surveyed all its local authorities on their financial prospects after eight years of austerity.
David Phillips, WLGA spokesman for Welfare Reform and Heritage, said: "Across the board, UK government welfare reforms are putting the resilience of our local councils, economies and communities to the test, and our ability to absorb the economic impacts of these reforms remains highly questionable."
In deeming a dedicated intranet officer an essential post, WLGA exposes itself as out of touch.
Mr Drakeford is also due to meet leaders and senior councillors at the WLGA Council today One section of the WLGA's report states: "The evidence from the [our] survey shows that the core service infrastructure of some of the poorest communities in Wales is threatened as never before.
A WLGA spokesman said: "The programme aims to ensure Welsh local authorities are not duplicating work in preparing for Brexit, ensure all local authorities in Wales are equally prepared for Brexit in key sectors, and to establish a more formalised, two-way programme of communication between local authorities and those planning for Brexit in the Welsh and UK Governments.
"He is attending the WLGA council meeting this Friday and his proposals will undoubtedly generate a full and rigorous debate.