Plaid-Labour deal ‘to include measures to tackle second homes’
Measures to tackle the second homes crisis will be included in a Plaid Cymru and Labour deal in the Senedd, sources have said.
An announcement on a deal could be made as early as Monday after the parties’ ruling bodies meet for discussions over the weekend.
It was announced in September that talks between the parties were ongoing after Welsh Labour ended up one seat short of a majority at the Senedd elections in May.
Plans to change council tax and reforms to social care are also believed to have been parts of the discussions, according to the BBC. There will be no Plaid Cymru ministers in the government.
In September the two parties issued a joint statement which says that with the pandemic, the climate emergency, the consequences of Brexit, and the threat to devolution it was “more important than ever that political parties work together”.
The statement said: “As Wales prepares for a stronger future beyond the coronavirus pandemic; responds to the climate emergency, the ongoing consequences of leaving the European Union, and threats to devolution; it is more important than ever that political parties work together wherever they have common interests on behalf of people in Wales.
“Constructive initial discussions have taken place between the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru exploring ways of building a more equal, just and democratic nation for all.
“These discussions are continuing to explore an ambitious co-operation agreement to be based around a number of defined policy priorities and the governance arrangements on which the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru can work together to deliver for Wales.”
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