Health in Wales: The Transformation Fund

This week saw the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, update AMs on the Welsh Government’s Transformation Fund, a £100m pot to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Review of health and social care in Wales. Our health expert Madelaine Phillips takes a closer look. One Year On A year after he first announced the fund, Mr […]

This week in the Senedd: Focus on education, health and active travel

Education, education, education School funding is high on the agenda this week, as the Children, Young People and Education Committee begins an inquiry and the Welsh Conservatives lead a debate on the issue. Last week the Tories contested that the Welsh Government has pushed schools to crisis point and criticised its handling of the education […]

Welsh Government ministers outline no-deal Brexit plans

Yesterday, ministers lined up in the Senedd to discuss the implications no deal would have on their portfolios, with the resounding message being that Wales would be much worse off if the UK leaves the EU without securing a withdrawal agreement.   First Minister The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, made the opening statement, calling on […]

Welsh Politics: What’s in store for 2019?

Joe Atkinson takes a look at talking points that will dominate the Senedd in 2019. 2018 was perhaps the most tumultuous year in British politics for decades. From the ongoing deadlock in parliament over Theresa May’s Brexit deal to four leadership elections in the National Assembly for Wales, it was a year of conflict and […]

Five Things Happening in Scotland This Week

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…except in the world of Scottish politics. Callum Macdonald takes us through another busy week. Meaningful Vote Debate It’s crunch time for Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal. On Tuesday, the House of Commons is set for the first of five days of debate ahead of the meaningful vote […]

Five Things Happening in the Scottish Parliament This Week

Something Wicked This Way Comes Yes, Parliament’s seriously short October recess is officially over, just as we all start gearing up for Halloween. With oral questions, debates and committees all back, followers of Scottish politics have reasons to be fearful. The Economy, Energy & Fair Work Committee will discuss the proposed Publicly Owned Energy Company […]

Senedd this week: Climate change, new Plaid spokespeople, and the detailed draft budget

Joe Atkinson takes a look at what’s happening in the National Assembly for Wales this week. Renewed Focus on the Environment The renewed political focus on climate change following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on the impacts of man-made global warming has been palpable in the Assembly, with calls for the intensification of […]