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22/09/2017

‘Taking Wales Forward’: Welsh Government publishes five-year programme to achieve ‘Prosperity for All’

This week the Welsh Government, led by First Minister Carwyn Jones, published the ‘Taking Wales Forward’ five-year national programme which sets out how the Government will build a more ‘prosperous, secure, healthy, ambitious, united and connected Wales’ through a stronger economy, a more sustainable Wales and reformed public services.

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22/09/2017

Secretary of State calls for more power for Welsh regions

On the anniversary of Wales voting ‘Yes’ in the devolution referendum in 1997 the Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns MP, has called for Wales to decentralise power away from Cardiff and to ‘respond to the challenge’ which has been posed by the recent election of Metro Mayors in Manchester, Merseyside and the West of England.

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10/08/2017

An End in Sight? The Effect of Scrapping the Severn Bridge Tolls

It was a major pledge of Labour and the Conservatives during the General Election in June, however following the result of a hung Parliament, scrapping the Severn Bridge tolls could have faded from the political landscape as the Government looked to focus on delivering Brexit.

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07/08/2017

First time buyers’ market improves in Wales

House prices for first time buyers in Wales have risen this year, a key indicator of the devolved nations’ attractiveness for new homeowners looking to get onto the property ladder and a boost for major housebuilders.

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28/06/2017

Swansea Cabinet Reshuffle Following Local Election Win

For many looking in, it would appear that very little has changed at Swansea Council. The local election in May saw Welsh Labour hold the authority, increasing its majority and winning areas of the city long thought unwinnable.

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30/05/2017

The General Election in Wales: Ones to Watch

 

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20/01/2017

Draft Wales Bill, representing the next stage of powers being devolved to Cardiff Bay, backed by Assembly Members

Assembly Members debated the UK Government’s draft Wales Bill on 17 January, approving the legislation by 38-17. The next stage of Welsh devolution will now proceed through the House of Commons, where MPs will have their say, before becoming law later this year.

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12/01/2017

Tidal Lagoon Power backed by Hendry Review

As widely anticipated after media reports yesterday, Charles Hendry’s independent report into the cost effectiveness of tidal lagoon energy has wholly endorsed the fledgling technology as a valid method of generating renewable energy.

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11/01/2017

Hendry Review into Tidal Lagoon Energy to be published on Thursday

The future of tidal lagoon energy is likely to be announced on Thursday after the UK Government announced that it would be publishing the findings of the independent Hendry Review, set up to examine the viability of the industry amongst other technologies in the competitive renewable energy sector.

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05/01/2017

Four projects which could transform Wales in 2017

As people return to work following the festive season, Remarkable Engagement’s Wales team has looked at the major infrastructure projects 2017 could have in store for Wales.

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