Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for Brecon & Radnorshire, has called on insurance companies to do more to protect their small business customers impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and lockdown.

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Kirsty Williams and Cllr John Morris

Kirsty Williams AM and Local Welsh Liberal Democrat politicians in Brecon & Radnorshire have been reacting to the weekend’s catastrophic weather events, which saw communities in the constituency including Ystradgynlais, Builth Wells, and Crickhowell, impacted by severe flooding in the wake of Storm Dennis.

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TV licence change prompts pension credit reminder as 1.3million people in Great Britain are missing out

Kirsty Williams AM is encouraging older people in Brecon and Radnorshire to consider whether they’re missing out on financial support, highlighting the fact that around 1.3million people in Great Britain aren’t claiming pension credit when they’re entitled to.

The benefit has added significance following last week’s announcement that the free TV licence for people over 75 is to be scrapped, with only those receiving pension credit entitled to it.

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Benefits of agriculture to the environment must be recognised

Kirsty Williams AM has called for the importance of agriculture to Wales’ environment to be fully recognised.

It comes after Kirsty made the opening speech at NFU Cymru’s inaugural ‘Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Farming and the Environment’ Conference, in which she highlighted the important role farmers play in maintaining the environment.

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Lottery funding boost for Brecon and Radnorshire projects

Kirsty Williams AM has welcomed the news that 5 projects in Brecon and Radnorshire have been awarded a total of £48,340 in National Lottery funding in May 2019.


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Plans for £100m testing centre an opportunity to deliver for local communities

Kirsty Williams AM has welcomed the progress made towards a new rail testing centre on the border of Brecon and Radnorshire, stressing the need to ensure the potential benefits for local communities are realised.

It is estimated that the facility would employ around 400 people in the construction phase and upwards of 150 people in permanent roles. Kirsty has also pointed to possible benefits in the education and hospitality sectors, as well as the opportunity to improve residential broadband as part of the process of connecting the facility.

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