AI and the great government document hoard

An interesting little story caught my eye in last Saturday’s Times, writes Newsdirect Wales’ director Valerie Livingston. AI Trawls 20,000 miles of state papers (I’d attach a link but – rather ironically – I came across the original story in the physical copy of the paper and it doesn’t appear to be online.) Times Policy […]

Senedd this week: Brexit, housing and the growing issue of allotments

Brexit statement as turmoil continues Brexit continues to dominate the political agenda as Theresa May failed to get her Withdrawal Agreement through the House of Commons for the third time on Friday. With March 29 having come and gone and the UK no closer securing a divorce deal with the EU, the Welsh Government’s Brexit […]

In Focus: The Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

Last week, the National Assembly for Wales passed the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill, which will extend the powers held by the office of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. The Bill will replace the existing Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005, which established the role of the Ombudsman. Newsdirect health specialist Madelaine Phillips takes […]

The latest legislative developments from Wales

With Brexit leading to a legislative logjam, the past year has been one of the busiest since Wales gained primary law-making powers. Here we look at the Acts passed since the summer, the Bills currently before the Assembly and what might be on the legislative agenda in the year ahead. Minimum Pricing The Public Health […]

AM to bring forward Older People’s Rights Bill

Rhys Jackson takes a look at Darren Millar’s proposed Older People’s Rights Bill, which won the ballot for consideration this week.  Presiding Officer Elin Jones announced the results of a ballot to decide the next Members’ Bill this week. Darren Millar AM’s proposal for an Older People’s Rights Bill was chosen, meaning he can now […]