Minister reassures students over A-level results

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has announced that A-level students in Wales will receive grades that will be no lower than those they achieved at AS-level last year. If a student gets a grade on Thursday, when results are released, below their AS grade a revised one will be issued automatically. […]

News in brief: Government accused of avoiding scrutiny during recess

Janet Finch-Saunders MS, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Energy and Rural Affairs, has accused Welsh Ministers of avoiding scrutiny through the summer recess period. During the recess, Members have been told that they are only allowed to table five Written Questions a week, but there is no guarantee […]

Council backtracks on Cofiwch Dryweryn mural threat

Bridgend County Borough Council has issued a statement that says the Cofiwch Dryweryn mural which was painted on the wall of a private property in Nantyffyllon, Maesteg last year, can now remain if the householder applies for retrospective advertising consent. Last month the owners of the building received a letter […]

Care workers to pay tax on £500 coronavirus bonus

Social care workers in Wales have started to receive their £500 coronavirus bonus from the Welsh Government, but it has been confirmed they will taxed on the payment. The Welsh Government had argued the UK Treasury should not tax the payments, but the Westminster Government argued Welsh ministers should increase […]

Westminster slammed over ‘power grab’ proposals 

Plaid Cymru has accused the UK Government of showing “contempt for devolution” in response to legislation that would enable Westminster to create a new internal market across the UK once the Brexit transition period ends. The comments come at the conclusion of a four-week consultation period on the UK Internal […]

Report warns Covid-19 has ‘entrenched’ existing inequalities in Wales

The Senedd’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has published their report today on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Wales and warned the crisis has entrenched existing inequalities in Wales and the response is widening those inequalities, by reducing incomes and increasing risks disproportionately for already disadvantaged groups […]