Plaid Cymru calls for increased powers to deal with economic crisis

PLAID Cymru has called an expansion of the economic powers devolved to Wales, including lifting of borrowing restrictions. Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Economy Minister has called the Welsh Government’s “reluctance” to negotiate further powers “incomprehensible.” In a press conference today, announcing Phase 3 of the Economic Resilience Continue Reading

Helen Mary Jones MS redoubles efforts in fight for women’s pensions

PLAID Cymru Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones has redoubled her efforts to fight for the pensions for 1950s born women. During Counsel General questions in the Senedd she questioned the Welsh Government about the next steps that could be taken to support the women born in the 1950s Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru urges Welsh Government not to co-operate unless Westminster changes approach

THE Labour Government must not co-operate with the Westminster Government on the Internal Market Bill until it “fundamentally” changes its approach, Plaid Cymru has said. It has been described by both Plaid Cymru and the SNP as a “power grab”. The Internal Market Bill is expected to be published later Continue Reading

Welsh heritage sector unlikely to reach pre-pandemic income levels for years

THE Senedd’s Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is launching a report highlighting the crisis in the heritage sector. The Committee is calling for the Welsh Government to urge the UK Government to continue the Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) beyond October. With the UK Government starting to roll back Continue Reading

Welsh Government funding announcement “long overdue and won’t go far enough” says Helen Mary Jones

PLAID Cymru MS and Shadow Economy Minister Helen Mary Jones noted that the funding announcement from the Welsh Government lacks clarity, and shares concerns with NUS Wales and College Wales that the money will not go far enough in supporting institutions and students. Ms Jones also noted that the Welsh Continue Reading

Senedd pension justice plea for 1950s born women

PLAID Cymru’s Helen Mary Jones, Mid and West MS, has made a plea in the Senedd during Counsel General questions for Welsh Ministers to back the campaign of women born in the 1950s denied their pensions and for them to have early access to their pensions and pension credit. In Continue Reading

Approach to easing lockdown restrictions “problematic” says Plaid

PLAID Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy, Helen Mary Jones MS, has responded to the announcement that pubs, cafes and restaurants with existing outdoor seating areas can begin to reopen outdoors from July 13. Helen Mary Jones MS said: “Plaid Cymru and Wales’ bars and restaurants have consistently asked for Continue Reading

Plaid warns of ‘tipping point’ for hospitality sector

NO timetable of phased hospitality sector opening means businesses will face a terrible decision, says Plaid Cymru. Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy, said: “We asked for assurances of a timescale for reopening the hospitality sector in Wales. Our calls have been ignored. We now Continue Reading

Plaid calls for hospitality reopening timeline “Before its too late”

PLAID Cymru Shadow Economy Minister, Helen Mary Jones, has called on the Welsh Government to announce their intentions this Friday on the timescales for the reopening of pubs and restaurants. The call comes after the Scottish First Minister today announced timescales for the reopening of pubs and restaurants in Scotland, Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru would lift every child out of absolute poverty says Shadow Minister

SHADOW Minister for the Economy and Tackling Poverty Helen Mary Jones MS has said that a Plaid Cymru Government would lift every child out of absolute poverty by the end of the next Senedd term 200,000 children in Wales are currently living in relative poverty – with 90,000 in absolute Continue Reading

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