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Visitor levy public discussions kick started

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans and Plaid Cymru Designated Member Cefin Campbell visited tourist sites in Portmeirion and Penygroes today to discuss proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.

Welsh Government

Have your say on a visitor levy for Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation today on proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.

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Fairer council tax for Wales

Council tax in Wales is set to be made fairer under new plans put forward by the Welsh Government.

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Instrument contract with added social value is music to Finance Minister’s ears

Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans visited a workshop in Merthyr today to see carbon neutral plastic trombones being assembled for Wales’s 7yr olds.

Welsh Government

Appointment of New Member to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales announced

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has today announced the appointment of Dianne Bevan as member of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

Money

£150 cost of living payments arrive with more than 330,000 households

More than £50m has been provided to Welsh households to help tackle the cost of living crisis, through a £150 cost of living payment that has already reached 332,710 homes.

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Formal support package for Merthyr County Borough Council to end following progress made

Welsh Government Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has announced today that support provided to Merthyr County Borough Council since 2019 will come to a close at the end of the month in light of the progress made by the Council, while recognising there is more improvement work to be done by the authority.   

Welsh Government

Appointment of New Members to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales announced

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has today announced the appointment of Michael Imperato and Frank Cuthbert as members of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

Welsh Government

Council tax reform planned

Welsh Government Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has announced plans for a consultation next year on an ambitious package of council tax reforms.

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Funding boost for the great outdoors

Projects to improve access to the countryside and boost the sustainability of Designated Landscapes are to receive funding of £7.2m, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today.

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Planning permission for sheds and glasshouses on allotments to be scrapped in Wales

Planning permission will no longer be required for the erection of a shed or glasshouse on an allotment in Wales, under new Welsh Government plans to simplify planning rules.