In July the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee published its interim report into Communities First– the Welsh Government’s flagship anti-poverty programme. The interim report contained 11 recommendations for the Welsh Government. The Committee’s final report, which included greater detail on the evidence it had considered, was published in October. The Assembly will debate both reports and the Welsh Government’s response to the recommendations in plenary on Wednesday 25 October.
The Research Service publishes a fortnightly Brexit update, for the Assembly’s External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, on the latest government, parliament, EU and other relevant announcements and reports on Brexit. Read our latest update here (PDF, 167KB)
The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has been exploring the impact of leaving the EU on human rights in Wales. While compared to agriculture or structural funds, human rights might not seem to be the most important issue to discuss during Brexit in relation to Wales, the Committee discovered a number of important issues, from legal protection to third sector funding.
On 17 October 2017, there will be a Welsh Government debate on the circular economy. This blog post looks briefly at what the circular economy is; what progress Wales has made towards developing a circular economy, and what the potential benefits and challenges may be.
On Tuesday (17 October 2017), Assembly Members will debate the progress made, and challenges still remaining, in tackling hate crime in Wales.
Following the Welsh Government outline draft Budget 2018-19 (released on Tuesday 3 October 2017) the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government has today published the Provisional Local Government Settlement 2018-19, this outlines funding for each of Wales’ twenty-two local authorities.