The Welsh Labour Government has today issued a statement announcing changes to the Individual Patient Funding Request process, just minutes before the presentation of a petition demanding a Cancer Treatments Fund, signed by 98,230 people.
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.