Senedd “shatters the taboo” on period poverty

(Title Image:Photo by Jochen Tack/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock via Metro) The Issue Not wanting to be indelicate, but "period poverty" is when women and girls can't afford sanitary products. While under EU rules VAT has to be applied…

Senedd Bites #26: Investment

(Title Image: Wales Online) £266million infrastructure investment announced On May 1st, Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford (Lab, Cardiff West) announced an additional £266million of infrastructure investment as part of a review of the ten-year National Infrastructure…

Best of the Blogs #26: A scandal in…

(Title Image: ARCH) As Neath Port Talbot drag their heels over signing up to the Swansea City Deal, Carmarthen Planning asks if the £1.3billion "project" is a scandal in the making? National Left asks whether…

Cracking the Code – How the Welsh Government…

(Title Image: Raspberry Pi) Describing it as a "national mission", Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), provided an update to AMs on what the government were doing to ensure students have the…

AMs updated on 20,000 affordable homes target

(Title Image: Which?) One of Labour's key pledges following the 2016 Assembly election was to deliver 20,000 affordable homes by 2021. The definition of what's "affordable" will differ from person to person based on their…

Call for more transparency on Assembly underspends

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Finance Committee The Assembly Commission's use of Remuneration underspends (pdf) Published: 1st May 2018 Chair's Statement, Simon Thomas AM (Plaid, Mid & West Wales): "The flexibility afforded to the…

FMQs: Stitch-Ups, Dyslexia & Booze

As the First Minister was on the inaugural Cardiff-Doha Qatar Airways flight this afternoon, the Leader of the House – and effectively Deputy First Minister - Julie James (Lab, Swansea West) stood in for him.…