Wefan Gymraeg

Extra £5m for mental health in schools

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Education Minister, has today announced an additional £3.75 million of funding for mental health in schools that will include new support for children under the age of 11.

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Kirsty Williams sets out her thinking on return to schools

Today, as part of the First Minister's 'roadmap' out of lockdown, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS has set out her ideas on what the next phase for Welsh schools will be.

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Clarity needed about the situation in Welsh prisons

We have called for greater clarity around the situation in Welsh prisons, following a Government admission that figures about the number of Covid-19 cases were wrong.

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Aerospace industry needs support to avoid mass redundancies in Wales

A dire assessment of the aerospace industry’s current situation by Aerospace Wales Chief Executive John Whalley has prompted the Welsh Liberal Democrats to call for the Welsh Government to give the industry a much-needed financial lifeline.

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We cannot return to austerity

Responding to a leaked Treasury report in the Daily Telegraph, which details proposals to freeze wages and increase taxes to pay for recent Government spending due to Covid-19, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:

“I am really concerned about reports the Conservatives plan to increase taxes and freeze wages in response to Covid-19.

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Small businesses cannot afford to shoulder furlough costs

The Chancellor’s announcement of changes to the furloughing scheme today will see a greater burden placed on employers, harming smaller businesses across Wales.

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Victory in Europe Day 2020

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the day for us all to remember those who stepped up and put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms and defeat fascism.

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Full review needed on impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups

Responding to provisional analysis from the ONS showing that the risk of death involving the COVID-19 among some ethnic groups is significantly higher than that of those of white ethnicity, Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds said:

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Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Wales

With the establishment of the Welsh Parliament, we are sending a clear message that things are starting to change in Welsh politics.

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Coronavirus: a starting point for ending homelessness

The word crisis comes from the Greek word to mean separate or to sieve. A crisis then is a moment in time, a juncture, where a fundamental choice is made. We cannot afford a ‘back to normal’ once Covid-19 is over; so we need a new consensus.

Eighty years ago, William Beveridge, one of the giants of the Liberal tradition, shaped a social contract that changed our society following a time of crisis. It was a contract – a promise – that every one of us would have the opportunity to get on in life, to be healthy, to be well educated, to have a place to call home, and that there would be a safety net for when the going got tough. At least then politics was about the art of the possible.

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