What’s on in Wales this week

Monday afternoon sees the Finance Committee hold a scrutiny session with Kirsty Williams on the financial implications of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill. Adrian Crompton, the Auditor General for Wales, will then appear before the committee for scrutiny of Audit Wales’ accounts and 2021-22 plan. Similarly, over in the Equality, Local Government and Communities […]

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Need to keep an eye on developments in Welsh politics but don’t require a bespoke monitoring service? Senedd Today from Newsdirect is just what you’re looking for. It’s our daily briefing which brings together major announcements, publications and news stories from the Welsh Government and Senedd. It also provides an overview of all Senedd proceedings […]

Assembly set for recall to discuss Brexit developments

Presiding Officer, Elin Jones has agreed to recall the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday, 5 September. The agenda will be released in due course but a single motion to be debated in plenary is expected to be the only item of business. Any motion passed will not be binding on the UK Government. The […]

A free daily political briefing from Wales

Our free daily business update includes the latest from the Welsh Government and all upcoming Assembly plenary debates and committee meetings. If you work in Welsh public affairs or are just interested in what’s happening at the National Assembly for Wales, Newsdirect has got you covered. We’re a specialist political monitoring agency operating in Cardiff, […]

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 […]

What next in Wales? We discuss with BBC Sunday Politics

Three of the four parties in the National Assembly for Wales have changed their leaders and Plaid have put independence at the heart of their political agenda. With lots to discuss, Newsdirect Director Valerie Livingston joined political correspondent Arwyn Jones and former Corbyn advisor, Steve Howell on BBC Wales’ Sunday Politics to talk about what […]

Festival of Politics: Brexit, Feminism, Fairness and Tech

Lawrie Scott-McFarlane runs down the major themes at the Scottish Parliament’s annual celebration of all things political. (Newsdirect’s Glastonbury – Ed) The Scottish Parliament’s annual Festival of Politics is taking place this month. It will run for four days starting on Wednesday 10 October. A number of key themes will be covered during this year’s programme. Brexit […]

Top 6 Political Podcasts to ease you into Autumn

Autumn is upon us and the nights (and mornings) are drawing in. As it gets colder, and darker, and windier, getting going in the morning is becoming that wee bit trickier every day. I don’t know about you, but frankly nothing makes my commute go quicker than an exciting, policy-focused, gossip-fuelled podcast from some of […]