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Behavioural Insights reports

17/01/17
Behavioural insights draw on an understanding of the way that individuals make decisions in practice, including how the context in which decisions are made influences outcomes.
 

The Local Election Survey

05/01/17
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 requires a survey of individuals, standing for election, to be carried out at each ordinary local election.
 

Guidance for salaries of local authority chief executives and chief officers

18/02/16
Specific guidance intended for the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRPW) for Wales.
 

Guidance for local elected members

12/01/16
Guidance for local elected members scrutiny of Local Authority holding and utilising of reserves.
 

Why Local Government must go Digital

02/11/15
The Welsh Government commissioned a piece of work to review digital activity within Local Government in Wales.
 

The Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2015

20/07/15
Guidance when considering the potential disposal of a playing field for local authorities (county and county borough councils, community and town councils and national park authorities).
 

Welsh local authorities administrative cost review

12/06/15
Research looking at moving resources currently spent on administrative functions within local authorities to support the delivery of front line services.
 

Invitation to principal local authorities to submit proposals for voluntary mergers

24/02/15
In September 2014 we published a prospectus which outlined the stages in the process, key dates and the types of support local authorities might find helpful to submit proposals.
 

Statutory Guidance made under Section 30 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

08/05/14
Statutory guidance for family absence for members of Local Authorities.
 

Statutory Guidance made under Section 4 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

01/04/14
Statutory guidance for remote attendance at council meetings.
 
Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

26/03/14
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 15 March 2011 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 10 May 2011.
 

Report of the Expert Group on Local Government Diversity

18/03/14
Report containing the findings and recommendations of the group for improving the candidates survey and diversity in Local Government.
 

Local Government Support and Intervention Protocol

31/05/13
Sets out the circumstances where support maybe offered, or Government intervention undertaken in relation to authorities experiencing specific governance or performance challenges.
 
Statutory Guidance from the Local Government Measure 2011

Statutory Guidance from the Local Government Measure 2011

16/05/13
This Statutory Guidance is issued under the Local Government Measure (Wales) 2011.
 
Statutory Guidance to Welsh Local Authorities on the Power to promote or improve Economic, Social or Environmental Well-Being under the Local Government Act 2000

Statutory Guidance to Welsh Local Authorities on the Power to promote or improve  Economic, Social or Environmental Well-Being under the Local Government Act 2000

28/03/13
This statutory guidance applies to local authorities in Wales, namely county councils and county borough councils, which had this power conferred on them by the Act, and community councils which had this power conferred on them by the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.
 
Response to Empowering and Protecting Consumers

Response to Empowering and Protecting Consumers

03/10/11
The Minister for Local Government and Communities has responded to the UK Government's consultation, Empowering and Protecting Consumers - on institutional changes for the provision of consumer information, advice, education, advocacy and enforcement.
 
The Mathias Review

The Report of the Mathias Review

22/06/11
Glyn Mathias was appointed by the then Minister for Social Justice and Local Government to review the programme of work of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.
 

Scrutiny of Crime and Disorder Matters, under section 20 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 - Statutory Guidance

12/02/10
The Regulations require each local authority to establish a crime and disorder committee to scrutinise community safety issues.
 
A New Understanding between the Welsh Assembly Government and Local Government in Wales

A New Understanding between the Welsh Assembly Government and Local Government in Wales

12/11/09
A New Understanding outlines the roles and responsibilities of the assembly and local government.
 

The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Local Government) Order 2009

14/07/09
A proposed Local Government Legislative Competence Order (LCO) was introduced into the Assembly by Dr Brian Gibbons, Minister for Social Justice and Local Government on 14th July 2009.
 

Council tax – Collection in the recession 2009

22/06/09
This report is intended to provide guidance, ideas of best practice and potential solutions for local authorities when faced with the difficulties of collecting council tax revenue during a recession, taking full consideration of the circumstances and financial difficulties of the council tax payer.
 

Managing the safety of Burial Ground Memorials

15/04/09
Practical advice for dealing with unstable memorials.
 
A Shared Community - Relationship building and charters for unitary authorities and community and town councils

A Shared Community - Relationship building and charters for unitary authorities and community and town councils

13/07/08
The publication is issued jointly by the Welsh Local Government Association, One Voice Wales and the Welsh Government. The focal point of the guidance is the emphasis on establishing formal relationships by agreeing a charter.
 
Guide on the Prudential Framework for Capital Finance for Local Authorities in Wales

Guide to the Prudential Framework for Capital Finance for Local Authorities in Wales

27/06/08
The Guide provides an informal commentary and a summary of the key elements of the system that became fully operational on 1 April 2004.
 

Commentary on the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

03/04/08
Following consultation in January 2008, an Amendment to the Capital Finance and Accounting Regulations (Wales) came into force on 31 March 2008. An informal commentary on the amending regulation, which includes a link to the legislation, can be found on this page along with a commentary and new sta ...
 

Alternative Resource Allocation Models for Local Service in Wales

08/11/07
This report has been commissioned as part of the Welsh Government’s response to the School Funding Committee and investigates alternative approaches to funding formula.
 

Final Report of the Research into Support and Intervention in Local Government

04/10/07
In September 2006 the Welsh Government commissioned a research team from the University of Bath School of Management to explore current practice and existing models of support and intervention in local government.
 
A Shared Responsibility

A Shared Responsibility

08/03/07
This policy statement sets out our expectations of local authorities and the support that we aim to provide them.
 

Local Government Finance Report 2007-08 (Final Settlement - Councils)

20/12/06
This report sets out how much revenue support grant (RSG) the National Assembly for Wales proposes to distribute to county and county borough councils (hereafter referred to as councils) in Wales in 2007-08. The report also sets out how Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) will be distributed to councils; and ...
 

Local Government Finance Report 2007-08 (Provisional Settlement - Councils)

24/10/06
This report sets out how much revenue support grant (RSG) the National Assembly for Wales proposes to distribute to county and county borough councils in Wales in 2007-08. The report also sets out how Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) will be distributed to councils; and states the amount of RSG the Nationa ...
 

Welsh Government Submission to the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government

09/03/06
A Welsh Government consultation on the balance of Local Authority funding in Wales.
 
General Power for Best Value Authorities in Wales to charge for discretionary services - Guidance on the Power in the Local Government Act 2003

General Power for Best Value Authorities in Wales to charge for discretionary services - Guidance on the Power in the Local Government Act 2003

28/02/04
The 2003 Act includes a general power for Best Value Authorities in both England and in Wales to charge for discretionary services. Best value authorities are defined in section 1 of the Local Government Act 1999, and the term “best value” also refers to the Wales Programme for Improvement as it ap ...