Wefan Gymraeg

Welsh Lib Dems Call on the Welsh Government to Reinstate Hydro Power Grant Scheme

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh Government to commit to reinstating the Hydro Power Grant Scheme as the COP26 Climate Conference takes place in Glasgow, stating it is a vital scheme in both fighting climate change and boosting investment in rural communities.

The Hydro Power Grant was introduced by the Welsh Government in 2018, but subsequently cancelled last November amid ‘budgetary pressures’. The scheme supported small-scale hydropower plants across Wales by exempting them from paying business rates.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader - Jane Dodds MS

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Brexit Ideology ‘Levelling-Down’ Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservative Government in Westminster of levelling down Wales in yesterday’s budget, stating that measures announced by the Government do not even come close to replacing lost EU funding.

 

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Jane Dodds Responds to the UK Budget

Jane Dodds MS, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has responded to the budget outlined by the Conservative Government in Westminster and Chancellor Rishi Sunak. 

Jane Dodds MS, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
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Welsh Small Businesses Hit With £99.4 Million Tax Bombshell

Small and medium-sized businesses across Wales, from tech start-ups to hairdressers and cafes, will pay an extra £99.4 million a year due to the rise in national insurance, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has found.

 

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader - Jane Dodds MS
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Wales Has Received Almost Half the Brexit Support Funding of Northern Ireland

Figures obtained by the Welsh Liberal Democrats have shown that Wales has received almost half the post-Brexit funding for small businesses that Northern Ireland has received. This is despite the fact that Wales has a population of 3.1 million compared to Northern Ireland's 1.8 million. In 2019, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wales accounted for 62.4% of employment and 37.9% of turnover.

 

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Legislation Needed to Tackle Spiking

Wales’ only female political party leader has spoken out on recent concerns over spiking, calling on legislation to be passed to provide greater protection to those at risk.

The calls come after concern continues to grow over a significant rise in the number of people reporting being spiked, including so-called ‘injection spiking’, where a victim is injected with drugs against their will.

Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats - Jane Dodds MS
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Welsh Government Urged to Reconsider Offices in the UAE & Qatar

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh Government to reconsider its presence in the middle eastern states of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar due to concerns over the human rights conditions in the two nations.

Jane Dodds MS, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

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Welsh Conservatives ‘Blatantly Ignoring’ River Pollution

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused Welsh Conservative MP’s of ‘blatantly ignoring’ the issue of river pollution. The accusation comes as MPs voted for legalisation designed to tackle river pollution on October 20.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS

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Welsh Lib Dems Call For Half Term Jab Blitz

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for the Welsh Government to speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines over half term after new Department for Education figures reveal over 58,000 school sessions in Wales were missed between October 11 to October 15.


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Welsh Sheep Farmers Face ‘Hammer Blow’ After New Zealand Trade Deal

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of ‘dealing a hammer blow to Welsh sheep farmers’ after news broke that the UK and New Zealand have signed a trade deal.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS
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