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The Welsh Government today published new plans to strengthen local government in Wales.

The Welsh Government wants strong and empowered local government which can provide bold, determined and focused leadership to deliver for the citizens of Wales.

The Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services launched the Consultation Green Paper, Strengthening Local Government, Delivering for People on 20 March 2018.

The Green Paper explains our ambitions for local government. It presents options which could lead to larger and more sustainable local authorities in Wales – and which could deliver effective and sustainable public services.

We are consulting on:

  • a potential policy to create stronger, larger local authorities
  • options for creating stronger, larger local authorities
  • how we could ensure elected members have the support and reward they need to undertake their roles effectively
  • what additional powers and flexibilities local government needs.