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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Senedd/Election Watch - April 2016

  • A Wales Governance Centre report estimated the difference between taxes raised and spent in Wales with £23.3billion raised in taxes and £38billion in total government expenditure, meaning a fiscal deficit of £14.7billion (24% of GDP) – a fall of £1.2billion since 2010.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Ogmore By-Election Runners & Riders

With Huw Irranca-Davies deciding to contest the Assembly election, as you probably already know a vacancy for his Westminster seat will be filled at the same time as the Assembly and Police & Crime Commissioner elections on May 5th.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Ta-ra Tata : What future for Welsh steel-making?

(Pic : The Independent)

This is an immediate follow-on from the National Assembly debate held earlier today. This post will look in more detail at some of the options facing Tata and other interested parties (like the UK and Welsh governments), as well as what the next steps might be.

Ta-ra Tata : Senedd Recalled

(Pic : BBC)

Following last week's sudden announcement that Tata are actively considering a quick sale of its UK steel-making business, the National Assembly was recalled from Easter recess for an extraordinary plenary session this afternoon.