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.
The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee launched its inquiry into the impacts of congestion on the bus industry in Wales in April 2017. The Committee heard how congestion effects bus service reliability, increases operational costs and reduces journey speeds which have a detrimental impact on passenger experiences. The Assembly will debate the inquiry report in Plenary on 11 October.
The Trade Union (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent on 07 September 2017. The Act amends specific provisions within the UK Trade Union Act 2016 that apply to “devolved Welsh authorities”.
The Assembly’s Stage 3 consideration of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill (PDF, 60KB) is scheduled to take place in plenary on Tuesday 11 July 2017.
Bus companies in Welsh cities are struggling with congestion chaos that lengthens journey times and pinches passenger numbers, according to evidence submitted to an Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s inquiry into the impacts of congestion on the bus industry.
On Thursday 4 May 2017, local elections were held in all 22 local authorities in Wales. Of the 1,254 seats available, 1,161 are contested, with 92 returned unopposed and one seat in Powys with no candidates standing.
The Trade Union (Wales) Bill (the Bill) was introduced on 16 January 2017 by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM.
The Bill was introduced by the Welsh Government to amend specific provisions within the UK Trade Union Act 2016 which, in the Welsh Government’s view, will have an “adverse effect on the social partnership approach” in Wales. The social partnership is the Welsh Government’s approach to managing public sector staff and industrial relations in public services in Wales.