The Welsh Government will get its spending plans passed with the help of opposition parties whose criticism is increasing
This week's programme looks at what the Chancellor's spending decisions mean for Wales, education problems and stories of the year.
Sharp End this week looks at the politics of paying for university and where the Scottish Government's plans for independence leave Wales.
The news that Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has been sacked in the UK cabinet reshuffle inevitably led to speculation that change could affect the Wales Office too. But several sources say that Moore is the only cabinet figure to be affected which suggests that David Jones' position is safe.
Any further changes are expected to be amongst middle-ranking ministers. Ed Miliband is expected to reshuffle his Shadow Cabinet team too. Those changes could also come today.
The decision to scrap Police Authorities and replace them with Police and Crime Commissioners has been criticised by some, who say it is too expensive.
However, according to the Home Office, police reforms are working and crime is falling.
In tonight's episode, all four Welsh Police and Crime Commissioners speak to ITV Cymru Wales ten months after taking up office.
– Home Office spokesperson
Police reforms are working and crime is falling. Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales have been an integral part of this by announcing a series of innovative projects since taking office.
Last November’s elections marked the biggest democratic reform in policing in our lifetimes with more than five million people voting. This gives PCCs a far greater mandate than the unelected and invisible police authorities they replaced.
In response to criticisms of PCCs, the Home Office has also given more details of the progress made so far by the four Commissioners in Wales:
- South Wales PCC has announced a force-wide roll-out of the Cardiff violence reduction model, in which A&E staff share information about violent incidents with police. He has also launched a new initiative to tackle online bullying and online crime, including child abuse.
- In Gwent, the PCC has introduced his own app to help residents track his initiatives. He is the first PCC to do so.
- The Dyfed Powys PCC launched a six-week consultation on rural crime in July to inform a rural policing strategy. The force is making increased use of the internet and social media to communicate with the public, inlcuding a bilingual smartphone app.
The Home Office has rejected criticisms over the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.
The Labour MP for Newport West, Paul Flynn, has told ITV Cymru Wales the new system is 'not going to work'.
The Home Office says police reforms are working and crime is falling.
The Electoral Commission has since told the British Government that mistakes over last year's PCC elections must not be repeated.
It found only 20% of people felt they had enough information about the candidates, with turnout for the elections at a record low.
Salaries for the four Welsh Commissioners range from £65,000 to £85,000, and each has a total office budget around ten times that amount.
In Dyfed-Powys and South Wales that is less than it was before, while in North Wales the budget has stayed the same.
Wales This Week: Feeling the Force is on at 8pm tonight on ITV Cymru Wales.
The Home Office has rejected criticisms over the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales, while the Labour MP for Newport West Paul Flynn has told ITV Cymru Wales, the new system "is not going to work."
This week assembly members Antoinette Sandbach, Peter Black and Mick Antoinw joined our Political Editor Adrian Masters in the Sharp End studio.