Kirsty Williams AM visits Ystradgynlais Job Centre amid Universal Credit rollout


Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, visited Ystradgynlais Job Centre on Monday 23rd October.

The visit happened as the rollout of Universal Credit continues to prove controversial.

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Children at risk of harm due to failing social services

Children and young people in Powys are being put at risk of harm by the Council’s Social Services.

A report published today by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales found serious failings at the heart of the service.

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Kirsty and the Alarm wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser


Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, has dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

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Powys' funding settlement announced

Powys County Council's funding settlement has been announced, with the local authority receiving a 1% cut.

The cut would have been 1.5% but for a funding floor negotiated by the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The funding floor reduces variation in funding for Councils across Wales.

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Kirsty backs investment in Welsh red meat


Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that it will invest £1.5m over the next three years for Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) to deliver an enhanced export development programme to support the red meat industry in Wales.

The funding is a response to the challenges the industry faces due to the uncertainty of future trading arrangements with Europe post-Brexit. The money will be used to maintain existing export markets and the development of new ones.

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Support available for charities through Morrisons Foundation


Last year the Morrisons Foundation gave around £7.5million to a range of charities last year.

The Morrisons Foundation is the chief recipient of money raised through the sale of carrier bags in store.

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