Senedd this week: Brexit regulations, smacking ban and regional rugby

Joe Atkinson takes a look at what’s happening in the National Assembly for Wales this week.   Brexit regulations take up plenary time Much of Tuesday afternoon’s plenary will involve AMs debating regulations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. The Assembly will consider Brexit regulations on social care, food, rural affairs, plant health […]

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 […]

The Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill – What’s it all about?

On Wednesday the Assembly’s presiding officer, Elin Jones, introduced the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill to the floor of the Siambr. The Bill makes provision for some of the most significant constitutional changes in Wales since the Assembly was established in 1999. Joe Atkinson takes a look at what the Bill means for the future […]

Housing Policy: The Latest from Wales

In the week an Assembly committee launched an inquiry into small home builders and the latest rough sleeping count was published, we take a closer look at the latest housing policy developments from Wales. What’s the Welsh Government’s approach? Welsh Labour’s 2016 Assembly election manifesto included a pledge to build 20,000 affordable homes between 2016 […]

Senedd this week: AMs to debate curriculum reform, obesity plans and imprisonment

Joe Atkinson runs through five things to look out for in the National Assembly for Wales this week.   Curriculum Reform White Paper The Welsh Government is publishing its white paper on curriculum and assessment reform this week. The paper will lay the legal foundations for the biggest overhaul in what children are taught at […]

Senedd this week: No deal preparations and making better use of rain

Joe Atkinson looks ahead to this week’s business in the National Assembly for Wales. No-deal Day After the defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons last week, the Welsh Government responded by scrapping most business planned for this Tuesday and replacing it with statements on the impact of a no-deal Brexit […]

Changes to Welsh Assembly committee memberships

The memberships of the National Assembly for Wales’ have changed following the Welsh Government reshuffle last month. Here’s how committee memberships now look:   Children, Young People and Education Committee: Lynne Neagle, Torfaen, Labour (Chair) Dawn Bowden, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Labour Michelle Brown, North Wales, Labour Hefin David, Caerphilly, Labour Suzy Davies, South Wales […]

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 […]

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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, […]