Fixing Business Rates and Rate Relief in Wales

I recently questioned the Minister for Finance whether the Welsh Government could play more of a role in assisting councils and small and medium-sized businesses in the area of business rates and business rate relief. Our town centre’s are dying and I feel as if the Welsh Government could be doing much more to reverse this trend.

Does Welsh Government believe its own Brexit scare stories?

I recently questioned the Minister for Finance on whether, based on the Welsh Government’s own Brexit scare stories, it was going to re-analyse its support for the Red Route, a road building scheme which will destroy unrecoverable ancient woodland in North Wales. As expected, the Welsh Government are happy to point to their scare stories but aren’t so comfortable about taking action based on them. It makes you wonder whether they believe it themselves!

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