October 3, 2019

Ensuring a Broad and Balanced Curriculum: Welsh Government Consultation

The Welsh Government are launching a consultation on plans to ensure all children have access to the full curriculum including Religious Education and Relationships and Sexuality Education. The consultation will launch at 12 noon today and will run for 8 weeks. You can ensure your views are fed in by accessing the consultation page here. It closes on 28th November …

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August 19, 2019

Are you Eligible? £125 Available Towards School Uniforms/Sports Kit from Welsh Government via Pupil Development Grant

The Welsh Government are offering grants of £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child. If your child is eligible for free school meals you can apply for this grant for the 2019/20 school year, if they are: entering reception class or year 3 in primary school entering year 7 or year …

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June 20, 2018

Expansion of Welsh Government Funded Childcare

The Welsh Labour Government have today announced that they are rolling out their Childcare Offer to more areas of Wales, including Cardiff. The offer means that working parents will receive 30 hours of Welsh Government-funded early education and childcare for children aged 3-4 for 48 weeks of the year, including term time and school holidays. Cardiff Council have prioritised areas …

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January 18, 2018

Transport Questions – Funding for Cardiff Central Station

This morning in Transport Questions I asked the Secretary of State whether he would commit UK Government funding towards the much-needed redevelopment of Cardiff Central Station. The station is getting busier every year, with passenger numbers expected to reach 22 million in the next five years. Cardiff’s Labour Council and the Welsh Labour Government have this week released proposals for …

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January 9, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme – Ecological Assessments

Further to my discussions with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Hannah Blythyn AM, Welsh Government Minister for Environment, regarding the ongoing flood prevention works, NRW have provided me with their ecological surveys for the site which can be downloaded below. Click below to download (pdf): Pre-condition Ecological Survey Report Associated Figures Report

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July 19, 2017

Welsh Government Consultation: Letting Agency Fees

The Welsh Government want your views on proposals to change the way fees are charged by letting agents, landlords and third parties to tenants in the private rented sector. If you’re a private sector tenant in Cardiff Central, it is vital you respond to this consultation and help shape the Welsh Government’s policy on letting agency fees going forward. The …

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January 24, 2017

Welsh Government Consultation: Fixed Penalty Notices for Small Scale Fly-Tipping

The Welsh Government are seeking your views on the introduction of regulations to allow enforcing authorities to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping offences. The proposals include: to allow authorised officers to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping to enable local authorities to set the fixed penalty amount (between £150 and £400) for local authorities to …

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November 30, 2016

Welsh Questions: Westminster Government Refuse to Confirm Post-Brexit Support for Almost a Billion Pounds of Funding in Wales

This month I led the Shadow Wales team at Welsh Questions calling on the Government to confirm post-Brexit support for almost a billion pounds of funding in Wales. I asked the Minister if he would commit to protecting the pre-existing loans from European Investment bank loans to organisations & public bodies in Wales which total around £830bn. In his answer …

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April 10, 2015

Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Last week I was pleased to welcome Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Government Minister for Science, Economy and Transport, to Cardiff Central. We visited a great local business, Penylan Pantry, and chatted with owners Mel and Jo about setting up their business, and the challenges small businesses are currently facing. Mel and Jo set up Penylan Pantry just over a year …

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March 31, 2015

Keep the NHS out of TTIP

I was pleased to be able to sign the NHS out of TTIP campaign petition in Cardiff last week. The Cardiffian has covered the campaign, which is really important in making sure that our NHS continues to operate publicly, and for everyone, rather than being at the mercy of corporations. Some of the agreements in TTIP would stop parts of the privatised …

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