The government has sparked fury after appointing a US company with a lengthy record of discrimination, incompetence and alleged fraud to take over delivery of its controversial “fitness for work” tests from the much-criticised Atos Healthcare.
This winter, Citizens Advice is offering record levels of support to vulnerable people who are struggling with their energy bills. Thirty eight per cent of people told the charity that, before getting help from the programme, they couldn’t heat their homes enough to be comfortable.
Kids school mealTo mark National School Meals Week, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Welsh Labour Government for refusing to give free school meals to all infants in Wales, despite being given money that would allow it to do so.
The Education Act of 2014 makes provision for the transformation of the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) into the Education Workforce Council (EWC). All teachers currently registered with the GTCW will be transferred to the EWC.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have renewed their calls for a national train rolling stock strategy following a weekend marked by train cancellations and overcrowding on the Welsh network.
Speaking in the Assembly, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister Eluned Parrott AM said:
PEP (The Penywaun Enterprise Partnership) is an exemplar local regeneration organisation, anchored in the community of Penywaun, nestled in the scenic valley of the River Cynon in Central South Wales, where the past 150 years has witnessed significant change. Once, coal and mining were synonymous with the Welsh Valleys. Recent decades, however, have seen the marked decline of heavy industry, leaving an equally weighty challenge of shaping a new society, environment and economy in its wake – a challenge taken up PEP.