Kirsty launches Powys Careers Festival

Kirsty Williams launched the Powys Careers Festival at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd on March 8th.

The festival offered advice and information for young people on their options when leaving schools and colleges.


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Kirsty Williams AM meets NFU Cymru to discuss post-Brexit agriculture


Kirsty Williams met with Dylan Morgan (Deputy Director and Head of Policy, centre-right), Huw Thomas (Political Adviser, left) and Bronwen Gardner (Assistant Policy Adviser, right) from NFU Cymru to discuss the future of the Welsh agricultural sector as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union.

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Read Kirsty's letter to the Chancellor on the planned national insurance rise

Kirsty Williams has written to Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, regarding the plans to rise national insurance contributions for the self-employed.

In the letter, Kirsty highlights the impact the move will have for her constituents in Brecon & Radnorshire, and urges the Chancellor to re-consider.

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Tory National Insurance rise to hit Brecon & Radnorshire

In his budget announcement on Wednesday March 8th, the Conservative Chancellor announced a National Insurance rise for the self-employed.

The changes would see contributions from self-employed people earning between £8,060 and £43,000 increase by from 9% to 10% in April 2018, and from 10% to 11% in April 2019.

It is set to have a particularly big impact in Brecon & Radnorshire.

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Kirsty welcomes Just Like Us to Wales


On March 7th Kirsty Williams sponsored the launch of Just Like Us' work in Wales.

Just Like Us is a charity empowering LGBT+ young people to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools. Figures from Stonewall show that 86% of secondary school teachers say pupils in their schools have experienced homophobic bullying.

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Kirsty Williams welcomes local primary schools funding

Funding for five new build primary schools in the Gwernyfed catchment of Powys has been approved by the Welsh Government.

Powys County Council have been awarded £11.8million against a total project cost of £23.8million. This will now enable the construction phase to begin on projects in Hay, Clyro, Bronllys/Talgarth, Llangorse and Llyswen.

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Kirsty joins Royal Mail for a morning's round

Kirsty Williams AM joined the Royal Mail for a morning to catch up with their work and discuss the challenges they’re facing.

Kirsty visited the delivery office in Ffrwdgrech before joining Mr Andrew Gerrish on his delivery round in Llyswen.

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Kirsty Williams meets overseas delegation to promote Mid-Wales tourism


Kirsty Williams AM joined a delegation from South China and Hong Kong to promote tourism in mid-Wales.

The delegation consisted of people who ran tourism companies overseas, and the event - a Welsh Government/Visit Britain initiative - is intended to champion inbound tourism.

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Plan Brecon hold first litter pick of the year

Kirsty Williams joined a group of volunteers for Plan Brecon's first litter pick of the year.

Their community litter picks run between March and November and give people the chance to have a social stroll around Brecon while helping to tidy up the town.


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Launch of Brecon Women's Festival

Kirsty Williams attended the launch of the Brecon Women's Festival, now in its sixth year.

The launch featured an art exhibition celebrating the work of female artists in and around Brecon.

Kirsty is pictured with Emma Bevan, one of the organisers.

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