Wefan Gymraeg

Welsh Lib Dems vote against Trade Union Bill’s “assault on civil liberties”

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have joined other AMs in voting against the “undemocratic” Trade Union Bill in an Assembly vote today, in the hope that the Bill’s provisions won’t apply to Wales if eventually passed by Westminster.

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Home carers report shows Welsh Lib Dems were right on zero-hours contracts

A Welsh Government report showing that the uncertainty of zero-hours contracts creates poor working conditions within the home care sector shows the Welsh Liberal Democrats were right to try and ban them, the party has said.

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Figures reveal councils refusing to support businesses in need of help

New figures published by the Welsh Liberal Democrats today reveal the huge disparity across Wales in the support offered to businesses suffering from a temporary crisis in exceptional circumstances.

 

Business Rate Hardship Relief is intended to assist a business recover from a temporary crisis, financial or otherwise, as a result of exceptional circumstances.

 

Freedom of Information Requests submitted by the Welsh Liberal Democrats reveal that since 2013 as few as 52% of applications to councils for Hardship Relief were granted, with three Local Authorities, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Pembrokeshire, and Ynys Môn, rejecting 100% of the applications they received.

Carmarthenshire rejected the most: of 67 applications only 12 were approved.

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Governments must be more pro-active in supporting our steel industry

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the UK and Welsh Governments to be more pro-active in supporting Wales’ steel industry.

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Welsh Lib Dems call on Wales to become a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ for refugees

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The Welsh Liberal Democrats will today call on the Welsh Government to declare Wales a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ and do what it can to welcome refugees displaced by conflict in the Middle East and across the world.

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Unified list of GPs needed to ease GP shortages

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A unified performance list of GPs for England and Wales would help ease the shortage of GPs, Kirsty Williams AM has said today.

 

Kirsty Williams accused the Conservative UK Government of being unwilling to work with Wales and has urged Conservative Assembly Members to lobby their colleagues in Westminster on the issue.

 

All GPs who perform primary medical services must appear on a Performers List. The list provides an extra layer of reassurance for the public that GPs are suitably qualified.  Currently each part of the United Kingdom has different Performers Lists.

 

Having separate Performers Lists in England and Wales has had a detrimental impact on recruitment to GP practices as it makes it harder to recruit GPs and practices have not been able to work together. 

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Aled Roberts to lead North Wales regional list for Welsh Lib Dems

Welsh Liberal Democrat members have chosen the party’s lead candidates for the North Wales Assembly regional list election.

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Crabb must campaign for EU ‘remain’ vote, say Welsh Lib Dems

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have challenged the Secretary of State for Wales to commit to campaigning for staying in the European Union during the upcoming referendum, following doubts regarding his position on the matter.

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“We are united, growing and up for the fight” – Kirsty Williams’ New Year’s Message

In her New Year’s message, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams AM argues that her party heads into 2016 united, growing, and up for the fight for the Assembly Elections.

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Why hasn't the UK Government applied for EU flood relief funds?

In the face of the devastating floods of recent weeks that have affected areas of Mid and West Wales, North Wales and much of the North of England, the Welsh Lib Dems are calling on the UK Government to make the most of European Union flood relief money available to them.

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