This research briefing provides an overview of the red meat sector in Wales. It comprises a summary of beef, lamb and pork prices in the UK as well as the UK’s position in the global red meat trade. It also contains information on red meat producers and processors in Wales as well as discussing the issues raised in relation to Brexit.
This Research Briefing provides and overview of the dairy sector in Wales. It sets out on the impact of global dairy prices on Welsh and UK farmers, the cost of production, changing supply chain margins, dairy contracts in Wales and the potential impacts of Brexit.
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, is due to make an oral statement on the food and drink industry in the Assembly on 7 November.
This briefing provides an overview of the food and drink industry in Wales, including key facts about the economic importance of the sector, and targets for its growth. It details Welsh Government strategy for the industry, outlines recent progress on delivering the strategy, and highlights areas likely to be affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union. It also outlines support available for businesses in the food and drink industry.
This Research Briefing presents data on the attainment of pupils at Key Stage 4. It particularly focuses on the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals. The Welsh Government aims to improve the attainment of this group of pupils through its 2014 Rewriting the Future strategy and targeted funding in the form of the Pupil Development Grant since 2014-15.
What is the Well-being of Wales Report 2016-2017?
The Welsh Government recently published the first annual Well-being of Wales, 2016-2017 report (25 September 2017) as a requirement of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The report details the current position and recent progress towards achieving the 7 well-being goals of the Act. Building upon the Act, Prosperity for All – the National Strategy sets out the aims of the Welsh Government and the steps needed to achieve them. The Well-being statement 2017 explains this and lays out the revised 12 well-being objectives for this government term. The key findings of the Well-being of Wales report are provided on the Welsh Government’s website.
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.