“Housing First” pilots set to be extended in…

(Title Image: KRCB Radio) Over the Christmas/New Year period, there was a marked increase in reports of rough-sleeping as news about homelessness dominated the headlines. Yesterday, Minister for Housing & Regeneration, Rebecca Evans (Lab, Gower),…

Superfast Cymru draws to a close as £80million…

(Title Image: Daily Post) Superfast Cymru was a Welsh Government flagship scheme to bring high-speed broadband to buildings which cannot access it commercially; see more at: Four things we learned about broadband in Wales. While…

Senedd updated on Transport for Wales

(Title Image: Transport for Wales) Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not-for-profit company established by the Welsh Government to advise and support major transport projects in the country – at the moment focused on the…

Pre-Brexit boom for Welsh Food & Drink, but…

(Title Image: Visit Wales) In light of the improved performance of the Welsh food and drink industry – and with Brexit looming - Secretary for Energy, Planning & Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham) provided…

New medicines reach patients faster in Wales

(Title Image: BBC) It's very rarely you hear a good news story about health in Wales, but they do happen from time to time.... Last year, the Welsh Government launched a £80million New Treatments Fund…

New measures introduced to recruit and retain teachers

(Title Image: Recruiting Times) Yesterday, Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), announced new measures to recruit specialist teachers as well as help local authorities pool recruitment of supply teachers from the 2018-19…

Further Details of Budget 2018-19 Winners & Losers

(Title Image: BBC Wales) While the outline proposals of the draft 2018-19 budget are already known, today the Welsh Government published the line-by-line budget proposals which will give us all a better idea of precisely…

Education Secretary clamps down on early GCSE entries

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Following an urgent review by Qualifications Wales, Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor) announced yesterday some major changes to early entry for GCSE exams. Early entries are used…

What you need to know about future changes…

(Title Image: Wales Online) One of the Welsh Government's most popular policies since the start of devolution is the introduction of free bus passes for the over-60s, later expanded to include reduced fares for young…

Bovine TB: Hope new measures will stamp out…

(Title Image: The Guardian) A new approach to tackling the spread of Bovine TB was launched in Wales on October 1st. Environment & Rural Affairs Secretary, Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham), provided AMs with an update…

Sport Wales expected to do more for the…

(Title Image: Wales Online) After a tumultuous few months for Sport Wales – the body responsible for funding sports organisations in the country to the tune of £22million a year – the Senedd got to…