Free school meals extended for school holidays to Easter

REBECCA Evans MS, Member of the Senedd for Gower, has announced that in her role as Minister for Finance she will be making funds available to ensure that free school meals provision during holidays will continue until Easter 2021. Rebecca Evans MS said: “The Welsh Government have responded to the Continue Reading

Finance Ministers call for urgent clarity on Spending Review and Treasury Funding

FINANCE Ministers from across the devolved nations have joined forces to call for flexibility, fairness and clarity from the UK Government. For the first time ever, demonstrating the scale of their concern, all three Finance Ministers – Rebecca Evans, Conor Murphy and Kate Forbes have simultaneously made oral statements in Continue Reading

Gower MS welcomes major boost to COVID-19 testing turnaround times in Wales

MEMBER of the Senedd for Gower, Rebecca Evans MS, has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that nearly £32m is being invested to speed up result turnaround times for COVID-19 testing. The additional funding money will pay for extra staff and equipment for the Public Health Wales lab at Continue Reading

£40m to support employment and training in Wales

THE Welsh Government today pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund. The ambitious fund is part of a longer-term plan to help Wales recover from coronavirus; to build back better and Continue Reading

UK Treasury failure to give Welsh Government greater spending flexibility “missed opportunity”

FINANCE Minister Rebecca Evans has described Friday’s (July 24) meeting with the Treasury as a “missed opportunity” for the UK Government to provide Wales with greater flexibilities to meet the financial pressures associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Adding that of the extra £1.2 bn “only a proportion of this is Continue Reading

Welsh Finance Minister sets out homebuyers’ tax holiday for Wales

PEOPLE buying their main homes in Wales costing less than £250,000 will not pay any tax under temporary measures announced by the Finance Minister today, Tuesday (Jul 14). The starting threshold for land transaction tax will increase from £180,000 to £250,000 for the residential main rates when this new measure Continue Reading

Local Members of the Senedd congratulate Swansea Canal Society

REBECCA Evans and Jeremy Miles, Members of the Senedd for Gower and Neath, have congratulated the Swansea Canal Society for having received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK – the MBE for volunteer groups. The Swansea Canal Continue Reading

Gower AM welcomes support for hospices

GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the Welsh Government announcement that there will be support up to £6.3m for hospices in Wales during the Covid-19 outbreak. Rebecca Evans AM said: “Hospitals provide crucial and compassionate care, and this funding will enable them to continue to provide their services Continue Reading

Gower AM highlights support for people facing domestic abuse

GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM is emphasising that specialist services in Wales are open and available to help people facing increased risk from domestic violence and abuse during the coronavirus outbreak. Rebecca Evans AM said: “Home should be a safe place, but it is a sad fact that during Continue Reading

Gower AM welcomes new measures to relax supermarket delivery hours during Coronavirus outbreak

THE Welsh Government is taking immediate action to allow delivery hours for supermarkets and other food retailers to be extended to ensure the food industry is able to respond to increased consumer demand during the Coronavirus outbreak, Local Government Minister Julie James has announced today. Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans Continue Reading

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