AMs unlikely to get a final vote on…

(Title Image: Welsh Government via BBC Wales) The Issue With the projected costs of the proposed M4 Newport bypass rapidly approaching £1.5billion – and perhaps not stopping there – the issue has once again loomed…

AMs support principle of an “inclusive play” law

(Title Image: Sutcliffe Play) Another debate on a backbench Member's Bill idea took place yesterday, this time from Vikki Howells AM (Lab, Cynon Valley). Welsh local authorities currently have a duty to assess the play…

Senedd Bites #18: Brexit bust?

(Title Image: Cardiff University) Welsh Government: "Wales must have EU single market access" Last week, the First Minister launched the Welsh Government's paper on trade after Brexit. Although accepting there were trade opportunities outside the…

AMs back public consultation on Assembly reform

(Title Image: Institute of Welsh Affairs) Earlier this afternoon, AMs unanimously backed launching a public consultation on proposals to reform the National Assembly that were contained in the McAllister Review, which was published at the…

“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),…

FMQs: Apologies, Border Controls & E-mails

First Minister apologises to Adam Price Following "ugly scenes" in the Senedd chamber last week after his use of e-mail correspondence between Adam Price AM (Plaid, Carms. E & Dinefwr) and Hywel Dda health board…

How well is the Welsh Government preparing for…

(Title Image: Wales Online) External Affairs Committee How is the Welsh Government preparing for Brexit? (pdf) Published: 5th February 2018 Chair's Statement, David Rees AM (Lab, Aberavon): "Our inquiry....found that people across the public, private…

Three changes AMs want to see to how…

(Title Image: via Wikipedia) Constitutional Affairs Committee UK governance post-Brexit (pdf) Published: 2nd February 2018 Chair's Statement, Mick Antoniw AM (Lab, Pontypridd): "As our report demonstrates, the UK's constitutional arrangements are likely to be put…

Five key recommended improvements to housing association law

(Title Image: WLGA) External Affairs Committee (Sub-Committee) Stage One Report: Registered Social Landlords Bill (pdf) Published: 31st January 2018 The Registered Social Landlords Bill (details here) was introduced to take housing associations back into the…