In a year mired by the cost-of-living crisis, the legacy of Covid-19 and record inflationary pressures, the Welsh Government has been attempting to implement its most ambitious legislative agenda yet in an increasingly difficult economic environment. We wait to hear an official announcement from Mark Drakeford on the result of ministers’ “unusual” meetings throughout the […]
As the Senedd enters the final stretch of its time in session before the Summer Recess (discounting the little breaks for the upcoming Coronation and May Day bank holidays, plus the small Whitsun recess), some may be wondering where we’re at on the implementation journey of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act. Our Senior […]
As the Senedd pauses for summer recess, Newsdirect Wales’ Seb Bench reflects on the Sixth Senedd’s legislative achievements so far. After a busy session, Senedd members would be forgiven for having headed to their nearest beach since the start of recess. In fact, anyone working in Welsh policy, communications or public affairs has had just […]
As Labour and Plaid Cymru set out their plans for Senedd expansion, our Senior Reporter, Seb Bench details the changes and considers the longer term implications for politics in Wales.
As the conflict develops, Newsdirect Wales’ Seb Bench considers what support Wales can offer the people of Ukraine fleeing the Russian invasion.
Newsdirect Wales’ Seb Bench considers the Welsh political agenda for 2022. He has questions. A lot of questions.