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Review of Leadership, Governance, Strategy and Capacity - Powys County Council

14/02/18
Following a request for statutory support under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 from Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Leader of Powys Council, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Service commissioned an independent assessment of the Council.
 

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.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

Managing the safety of Burial Ground Memorials

15/04/09
Practical advice for dealing with unstable memorials.
 
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.
 

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.
 

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 ...