Alliance Wales is an all-party association of local authorities representing the industrial areas of Wales.

Its member authorities comprise:  Blaenau Gwent CBC; Caerphilly CBC; Bridgend CBC; Carmarthenshire CC; Merthyr Tydfil CBC; Neath Port Talbot CBC; Powys CC; Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC and Torfaen CBC.

Alliance Wales works to engage with politicians and policy makers in Cardiff Bay and stakeholders from further afield to protect and advance the interests of Wales’ industrial communities.

Part of the GB-wide body, Alliance Wales works closely with Alliance members and officers from other parts of Britain.


  • Supporting the steel industry, particularly in Port Talbot, by calling on the Government for action over energy prices, public procurement and assisting the transition to a low carbon future;
  • Calling on the Government to respect the devolution settlement by recognising that the Welsh Government and its well established partnerships are best placed to determine the priorities and delivery of the UKSPF in Wales;
  • Monitoring the impact of the COVID pandemic on the economic landscape of older industrial communities, particularly across the South Wales Valleys;
  • Responding to the Welsh Government’s on-going consultations on the post COVID economic recovery plan and manufacturing strategy;
  • ✓ Submission of evidence to Welsh Affairs Select Committee’s inquiries into the UKSPF and devolution of rail infrastructure to the Welsh Government;
  • ✓ Supporting the Senedd’s Cross Party Group on Industrial Communities as a forum for influencing policy decisions on the social and economic regeneration of former industrial communities across Wales


ICA Wales, Chair: Cllr. David White (Bridgend)

ICA Wales, Vice-Chair: Cllr. Graham Phillip Thomas (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

ICA Wales, Director: Peter Slater

Cross-Party Group on Industrial Communities, Chair: Vikki Howells MS

Click here to make contact with the Alliance.

You are invited to the first in a series of seminars organised by the Industrial Communities Alliance Wales. This one is on Investing in Skills for a net zero future

ICA Wales is launching a new series of seminars. The first one is on Future Skills for Energy Transition with Sharon James from Cardiff and the Vale College. You can book here:

At times like these it’s obligatory to quote F Scott Fitzgerald: “They were careless people…They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” #goodgovernment

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