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Plaid Cymru launches alternative budget ‘to rebuild and renew the country’

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Plaid Cymru has launched an alternative budget ahead of the UK Chancellor’s budget statement on Wednesday, calling for a major programme of infrastructure investment across Wales and a transfer of financial powers to allow the Welsh Government to “rebuild and renew the country".

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Welsh Government must demand full control over Welsh natural resources

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Wales must have full control over Welsh natural resources - that was the message from Plaid Cymru who have criticised the Labour Welsh Government for signing a shared ownership deal with the British Government.

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International body warns against scrapping Language Commissioner

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A leaked letter from the International Association of Language Commissioners has revealed important questions about the implications of scrapping the Welsh Language Commissioner. 

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Carmarthenshire Young Carers launch national campaign to change discriminatory study law

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Young Adult Carers in Carmarthenshire have this week launched a national campaign to change the law in respect of the length of time a young carer can study and still receive Carers Allowance.

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British Government must adopt Real Living Wage

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Ahead of Living Wage Week (5th – 11th November) Plaid Cymru has called on the British Government to increase the so-called ‘National Living Wage’ to the Real Living Wage, to boost disposable income.

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Universal Credit to hit rural Wales hard

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Rural Wales will feel greater negative effects of the British Government's flagship Universal Credit policy – that was the message from Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards who says the self-employed and farmers are likely to be more negatively affected by the "cruel" policy.

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Wales should be grateful for investment in English railways, says British Government

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Wales should be grateful for investment in English railways – that was the message from the Secretary of State for Wales today when responding to a question from Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards.

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Brexit Secretary again fails to guarantee Wales a voice in Brexit deal

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The British Government has once again failed to guarantee Wales has a say in the UK's future relationship with Europe – that was the message from Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards who challenged the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU in the House of Commons this week.

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Welsh workers now lowest paid in the UK

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As average weekly earnings in Wales fall to the lowest of all the UK regions, Plaid Cymru has warned that it’s time for both the UK and Welsh Government to begin investing in people.

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New 'Patient Hotels' could clear A&E logjam

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Plaid Cymru has responded to the growing delays outside of accident and emergency departments by urging the Welsh Government and local health boards to consider the creation of 'patient hotels' – a concept widely used in Scandinavian countries to support patients who no longer need 24 hour medical care.

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