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11 May 2017
Mark Drakeford has congratulated Wales’ newly-elected councillors and called on them to continue to work with the Welsh Government on plans for local government reform.
 
06 April 2017
Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford is calling on the public and everyone involved in local government to have their say on new plans for the way council services are delivered.
 
23 March 2017
New figures out today reveal that council tax in Wales remains lower than in England.
 
17 February 2017
Mark Drakeford today announced details of a £10m targeted relief scheme to provide extra support for high street businesses across Wales from April.
 
31 January 2017
A White Paper setting out how councils will deliver some of their services together will be unveiled today by Local Government Secretary, Mark Drakeford.
 
16 January 2017
A Bill reversing the effect of the UK Government’s Trade Union Act is expected to be introduced in the National Assembly for Wales today.
 
21 December 2016
A £6 million funding boost to help tackle homelessness has been announced as part of the Welsh Government’s final local government settlement.
 
17 December 2016
An extra £10m will be made available to help high street retailers, pubs and restaurants with their business rates, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced today.
 
03 November 2016
Mark Drakeford has set out a timetable for talks on local government reform for councils to use to prepare for the harder choices that lie ahead.
 
19 October 2016
Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced £4.107 billion of funding for local authorities in 2017-18.
 
13 October 2016
Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has joined with councillors and prospective councillors to celebrate the progress of the Welsh Government’s Diversity in Democracy Programme.
 
04 October 2016
Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has set out a new way forward for local government in Wales.
 
30 September 2016
Local Government Secretary has today announced plans for a new scheme to support small businesses affected by the revaluation of business properties.
 
21 September 2016
Mark Drakeford has confirmed that vulnerable and low income households will continue to be supported by Council Tax Reduction schemes until at least the end of 2017-18.
 
15 September 2016
The Welsh Government’s £98m Small Business Rates Relief scheme will be extended for 2017-18, Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced.
 
24 March 2016
Council Tax in Wales is still lower than in England
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Council Tax in Wales remains lower than in England according to new figures published today.
 
11 February 2016
Last days to have your say on Local Government reform
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
There are a few days left to contribute to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill.
 
10 February 2016
Appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Public Services, today announced two appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.
 
18 December 2015
Half of Local Councillors publish Annual Reports for 2015/16
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews, today praised the progress made by Local Councillors in Wales who have published annual reports.
 
10 December 2015
Minister established Group to promote the use of Welsh in Local Government
This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government
Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has set up a Working Group to advise on the best use of the Welsh language in Local Government Administration and Economic Development.
 
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