Senedd Bites #4: Grants & Awards

(Title Image: Chapter Arts Centre) Welsh Conservatives rally to back Swansea tidal lagoon The Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd (and outside) have sent a unified message to the UK Government that they should back the…

Best of the Blogs #4: Vulgar Displays of…

(Title Image: Carmarthen Planning via Twitter) Carmarthen Planning makes a useful comparison between the attitude towards unlawful payments in the Republic of Ireland and the Democratic People's Republic of Carmarthenshire. Nation.Cymru's Ifan Morgan Jones asks…

The Talking Point: Stage set for final laps…

(Title Image: Welsh Government via BBC Wales) A public inquiry into the highly-controversial £1billion Newport M4 bypass is still ongoing, but it's been clear from the start that the Welsh Government are resolute in their…

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…

Giving the public watchdog more bite

Public Services Ombudsman Bill Introduced by Finance Committee Bill (pdf) Explanatory Memorandum (pdf) Why? The Public Services Ombudsman – a post created in 2005 - is the public office responsible for handling complaints from members…