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“Change course on justice” – Counsel General
The Welsh Government’s Counsel General is calling on the new UK Government to reset its relationship with the legal sector.
Power grab fears over new UK Government legislation
The Welsh Government has raised concerns over a new Bill that could see the UK Government legislate in areas of devolved responsibility without the consent of Welsh Ministers or the Senedd.
£1.85m fund to tackle sticky situation caused by chewing gum staining
A new £1.85m scheme is helping five local authorities in Wales to tackle chewing gum staining.
UK first – Welsh Senedd gives green light for 20mph legislation
Legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph has been approved by the Senedd today.
Concessions to UK Elections Bill secured to ensure open and accessible elections in Wales
Counsel General Mick Antoniw reaffirmed the Welsh Government’s commitment to open elections and increased voter participation, as the Senedd prepares to vote on the passage of the UK Government’s Elections Bill.
Members of Constitutional Commission appointed
The people who will serve on an independent commission which will make recommendations about Wales’ constitutional future have been announced.
Voting after lessons included in election pilots
Some students will be able to vote at their college in next May’s local government elections, as part of efforts to increase voter turnout.
Co-chairs to lead Commission in recommending constitutional reform
Professor Laura McAllister and Dr Rowan Williams will be co-chairs of an independent Constitutional Commission to consider Wales’ future.
Warning legal aid cuts risk a “two tier justice system”
Years of cuts to legal aid mean the UK is “heading towards a two tier justice system”, Counsel General Mick Antoniw today warned.