Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) MagazineEnergy devolution for Wales rejected by WestminsterEnergy and Environmental Management (EAEM) MagazineThe UK government has rejected an appeal by Welsh ministers to devolve certain decisions over energy to Cardiff, in its submission to the Silk Commission on further devolution of overall governing powers. The Silk Commission is reviewing the powers of ...Commission keeps calm and carries onBBC Newsall 6 news articles »
BBC NewsPolicy on paying for social care 'must benefit the poorest'BBC News"It would be naive to think that funding and cost levels weren't a factor in this, particularly in these difficult economic times, but we think it is within the Welsh government's gift to design a system for Wales that benefits people who are the least ...and more »
Politicians out to grab powerSouth Wales ArgusIn these straitened times, when people are relying on food banks to survive, Welsh Assembly Government politicians continue to be obsessed with power-grabbing, as they cut one by one every tie that binds us to the UK. Gerry S Rose Dewsland Park Road ...
BBC NewsWelsh devolution: UK government rejects radical changeBBC NewsIts submission to the second part of the Silk Commission looking at the scope of the assembly's powers says arrangements are largely satisfactory. But it says teachers' pay and rail franchising ... The submission says: "The current devolution boundary ...Welsh devolution 'working satisfactorily', says WestminsterDaily Post North WalesUK Government highlights problems with more devolutionITV NewsWelsh Assembly debates the Second Supplementary Budget 2012-13DeHavilland (subscription) (press release)all 15 news articles »
Mixed news for Wales in defence shake-upBBC News... of the runway over time to a military enclave on the west, will release the super-hanger to the Welsh assembly government (sic) and the plan at the moment is that the RAF will continue to operate the runway on behalf of the Welsh assembly ...and more »
Super-dairy plan 'could damage land around historic Powis Castle'WalesOnline“The investment Mr Jones intends to make is precisely the kind which the Welsh Assembly Government wishes to see in the dairy industry.” The Welsh Government called in the application in January 2012. The inquiry is scheduled for seven more days.and more »
BBC NewsMP Glyn Davies breaks ranks with Tory AMs on energyBBC NewsHowever, writing on Twitter, Mr Davies said: "Welsh Conservatives want to devolve 'energy' to Welsh assembly. Over my dead body. Welsh Gov't is determined to destroy mid Wales landscapes." Three of the seven areas chosen by the Welsh government as ...
ITV NewsEx-serviceman jailed for three years for fraudITV NewsConman O'Neill also convinced the Welsh Assembly government he was legitimate. He won over politicians, probation workers, senior police officers and even convinced war veterans like Simon Weston that he wanted to help struggling servicemen and ...and more »
Public ServiceWelsh Government Sets Quota For Women On BoardsMarie Claire.co.ukJane Hutt, the Equalities Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government, has emphasised the role needed to be played by public sector bodies, political parties and the media to get women back into public and political roles. This proposal follows research ...Legislation possible for 40% women on public boardsBBC Newsall 4 news articles »
Recruitment crisis 'threatens the practice of family medicine', Welsh LMCs warnPulseDelegates at the Welsh LMCs conference, held on Saturday in Chester, urged the Welsh Government to address the impending 'crisis' and to work with the deaneries to recruit more GPs. They unanimousy passed a motion predicting that 'if the impending ...and more »
BBC News40% quota for women on public bodiesBBC NewsResearch cited in Welsh government cabinet papers says female appointments to the boards of executive bodies that are funded by the Welsh government fell from 38% in 2009 to 35% in April 2012. For NHS bodies including, the patients' watchdogs Community ...More women needed in Wales' boardrooms says Jane HuttWalesOnlineall 3 news articles »
Green groups urge Welsh Assembly to beef up sustainability lawBusiness Green... NGOs will today call on the Welsh Assembly to make "radical changes" to its proposed sustainable development legislation in order to ensure it lives up to First Minister Carwyn Jones' goal of putting "sustainable development at the heart of ...
BBC NewsWelsh assembly: Tories call for energy and broadcasting to be devolvedBBC News... and Labour-led assembly governments have failed to deliver the improvements in public services and prosperity that people want, there is considerable pressure to reach a constitutional settlement with sufficient levers to deliver for Wales," Mr ...Lib Dems and Conservatives' visions for next wave of devolutionWalesOnlineall 9 news articles »
BBC NewsWelsh assembly: Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler urges 80 AMsBBC NewsShe said an increase in AMs would be part of a "strong and clear constitutional settlement for the assembly and the people of Wales". The UK government will decide what to include in a Government of Wales Bill. "Given the weight of responsibility ...Lib Dems and Conservatives' visions for next wave of devolutionWalesOnlinePresiding Officer calls for 80-member Welsh ParliamentITV Newsall 9 news articles »
BBC NewsThe first minister announced Wales would have St David's awards from 2014, on ...BBC NewsThe conservatives used the debate to call on the government to support calls for St David's day to be a national holiday in Wales. Leader of the Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies said it was the best way to promote Welsh as a destination.and more »
Welsh Assembly hears request for urgent debate on Welsh Ministers' response ...DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)debate, either now or at the next meeting, about what happened yesterday in terms of the Welsh Language Commissioner's recommendations on standards for the Welsh language and the Government's decision not to proceed with those standards as ...and more »
BBC NewsDavid Jones attacks Welsh Government over housing and jobsWalesOnlineArguing that the Government had succeeded in creating jobs, he threw done a challenge to Labour ministers in Cardiff, saying: “[The] Welsh Assembly Government are responsible for economic development in Wales. "They should therefore align their ...McGovern, A - Welsh economyDeHavilland (press release) (subscription)Welsh Government announces Welsh awardsCaerphilly Observerall 14 news articles »
Welsh renewable energy projects praisedResource MagazineGriffiths, the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development in the Welsh Assembly, was speaking in praise of Ynni'r Fro, a government scheme, which, according to its website offers 'grant aid, loans and free, independent, hands-on advice and ...Welsh Assembly hears statement on developing Community Energy Schemes in ...DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)all 2 news articles »
BBC NewsBBC Cymru Wales poll: Stable support for more devolutionBBC NewsThe proportion of people who want the Welsh assembly to control all taxes rose slightly from 28% to 30%. Those who thought that some tax-varying powers should be devolved, but only within limits agreed by the UK government, remained at 36%.and more »
'Assembly going round in circles over bridge issue'cambrian-news.co.uk'A REGIONAL Welsh Assembly Member has hit out at the Welsh Government for “going round in circles” over the Dyfi Bridge. While the Welsh Government has said it is considering options for the future of the bridge, including build-ing a new bridge, Mid ...