Firms received £244m despite pledge to stop grants

The Welsh Labour Government has issued a combined £244 million in non-repayable grants since 2010 – despite promising to stop issuing handouts.

At that point, Labour Ministers had issued a decree that future funding would need to be repaid, ending non-repayable grants.

“Dangerously inflammatory” language on strikes

The Labour Leaders of the three largest councils in Wales have been accused of using “dangerously inflammatory” language, after expressing support for strikes over public sector pay.