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.

Calls to justify actions over Ynys Mon County Council

Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM today called on the Minister for Local Government and Communities comment on recent developments at Ynys Mon County Council, following the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales’ report into the contact of Councillor Elwyn Schofield, the summary of which was published last week.

Welsh Government wasting new powers / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn gwastraffu pwerau newydd!

Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government, called on the First Minister yesterday to provide a timeline for the proposed Local Government Democracy and Elections (Wales) Bill. Galwodd Cyng. Janet Finch-Saunders AC, Gweinidog yr Wrthblaid dros Lywodraeth Leol, ar y Prif Weinidog i ddarparu llinell amser ar gyfer y Bil Is-ddeddfau Llywodraeth Leol (Cymru) arfaethedig ddoe.