The Assembly’s Stage 3 consideration of the Trade Union (Wales) Bill (PDF, 60KB) is scheduled to take place in plenary on Tuesday 11 July 2017.
Bus companies in Welsh cities are struggling with congestion chaos that lengthens journey times and pinches passenger numbers, according to evidence submitted to an Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s inquiry into the impacts of congestion on the bus industry.
On Thursday 4 May 2017, local elections were held in all 22 local authorities in Wales. Of the 1,254 seats available, 1,161 are contested, with 92 returned unopposed and one seat in Powys with no candidates standing.
The Trade Union (Wales) Bill (the Bill) was introduced on 16 January 2017 by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM.
The Bill was introduced by the Welsh Government to amend specific provisions within the UK Trade Union Act 2016 which, in the Welsh Government’s view, will have an “adverse effect on the social partnership approach” in Wales. The social partnership is the Welsh Government’s approach to managing public sector staff and industrial relations in public services in Wales.
On Thursday (22 March 2017) the Welsh Government published its annual statistical release on Council tax levels, this follows local authorities and Police and Crime Commissioners setting their budgets for 2017-18. The release collates changes to council tax across Wales and breaks down its constituent elements. This blog provides a summary of the data.
Council tax is usually compared by looking at the average price paid for band D properties. For 2017-18, the average price of a band D property in Wales will rise by £46, from £1,374 to £1,420. An average overall increase of 3.3%.