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Countering Metal Theft

Metal theft costs the UK economy £770 million per year. This is becoming a really serious issue.

Glastir Red Tape Needs to be Reduced

Commenting today on a statement on Glastir by the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and European Programmes, Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM said:

International Women's Day

 Commenting today on International Women’s Day today, Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM said: "It is fantastic how far we have come over the last 101 years in this country in terms of women’s rights."

End to Human Trafficking

Speaking on a statement by the Minister for Local Government and Communities on Tackling Human Trafficking in Wales today, Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM said: "One of the key issues we need to address is empowering people to come forward when they are victims of this horrendous and brutal crime."

Wales-wide council tax freeze debated

 Welsh Conservatives will tomorrow renew calls for the Welsh Government to implement a council tax freeze. Following an opposition debate, the Assembly will vote on a decision not to implement a freeze in Wales, despite the UK Government’s contrasting provision for English householders.

Welsh ports firms hit by Labour’s tax bombshell

Ports firms in Wales will be disproportionately hit by backdated bills for business rates, it emerged today. The UK Government today confirmed that from 31st March 2012, businesses in England unfairly hit by backdated tax bills will be able to recoup their losses.

Wales hit by Labour’s Council Tax hike

An independent survey published today by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) will confirm that households in Wales are set to be hit by the highest Council Tax rises in Britain.

Welsh Government must listen to the concerns of Forestry Sector/Rhaid i Lywodraeth Cymru wrando ar bryderon y sector Coedwigaeth

Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM today called upon the Minister for Environment and Sustainability to properly take into account the views of the forestry sector during the Single Environmental Body consultation process. Galwodd Cyng. Janet Finch-Saunders AC heddiw, ar y Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd a Datblygu Cynaliadwy i ystyried barn y sector coedwigaeth yn ystod proses ymgynghori ar y Corff Amgylcheddol Sengl.

Calls for better wheelchair provision

Supporting MS Society Cymru’s campaign for improved Direct Payments in Wales to give wheelchair users in Wales this same right as those in England to purchase a suitable wheelchair from an accredited supplied themselves.