The Welsh Government has published a Trade Union bill to exempt Welsh public sector workers from legal requirements imposed by WestminsterRead the full story ›
Carwyn Jones was "received in Audience" by the Queen today. The initial handshake was photographed but their conversation remains private.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government isn't trying to stop Brexit but stop UK ministers damaging the devolution settlement, the Supreme Court has been told.Read the full story ›
A new Welsh tax on sending waste to landfill will include an especially high rate payable by people caught running or using illegal sitesRead the full story ›
Finance Minister Mark Drakeford has told AMs that the Welsh Government will make the most of extra money from the Chancellor. But he added that £400 million over five years was not going to meet the needs of Wales.
The Chancellor should grasp the urgent need to invest in the UK economy
Mr Drakeford said the money announced today wouldn't make upo to the 33% cut in the Welsh Government's capital budget since 2010. It's currently £1.5 billion a year.
A new law to compel the 22 Welsh local authorities to share services rather than try to do everything themselves will be passed as soon as possible, the First Minister has told AMs. The Welsh government has abandoned plans to cut the number of councils but wants to see much more co-operation.
We will have to change the law to force local authorities to work together. Legislation will be placed before the Assembly as soon as possible.
Carwyn Jones told AMs on an Assembly scrutiny committee that education consortia, where councils co-operate in providing support to schools, were working well.
Plans for the new Wales rail franchise include potentially cheaper alternatives to the present electrification scheme for the Valley lines.Read the full story ›
A new forum, meeting for the first time today, gives the Welsh Government a formal role in Brexit, says the UK minister in charge.Read the full story ›
Plaid Cymru is calling for the Welsh Assembly to pass a bill that would keep in force after Brexit all EU laws and regulations affecting devolved matters. The party argues that the UK Government's plan for similar legislation would undermine devolution by giving powers over the environment, jobs and the economy to Whitehall, not Cardiff Bay.
Wales needs an EU Continuity Bill to enshrine all existing EU regulations into Welsh law. This will ensure that the standards we value, like environmental protections, food standards, and the rights we have come to take for granted as EU citizens, continue to apply to Wales after Brexit. It will also stop the Conservatives’ EU Repeal Bill turning into a Westminster power-grab over already devolved matters.
Plaid say they will talk to the Welsh Government about their proposal but they claim to be frustrated by a lack of clarity on Brexit from Carwyn Jones and his ministers.
The Counsel General will ask the Supreme Court to hear the Welsh Government's arguments for dismissing the UK Government's Brexit appeal.Read the full story ›