Assembly News

Councillors urged to reject monthly bin collections

Conwy councillors have been urged to reject proposals to move to four weekly bin collection in the county borough.

The calls come as Conwy County Borough Council officers submitted a report to the local authority’s Oversight and Scrutiny Committee – Economy & Place.

Welsh councils paying less than Living Wage

Freedom of Information requests by the BBC have found that most Welsh councils are paying staff less than the Foundation Living Wage.

Altogether, the research reveals that 15 of 22 Welsh councils do not have a commitment to paying all staff £8.45 an hour.

Welsh Government U-turn on tuition fees

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed the Welsh Government’s U-turn on raising the tuition fee threshold from £9000 to £9250.

In July, the Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM announced plans to raise the tuition fee cap.