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Voting in supermarkets and secondary schools proposed to boost voter turnout

People could be able to elect their local councillors as they finish lessons or as part of their weekly shop, as part of efforts to make voting easier.

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Environmental projects benefit from taxes raised and spent in Wales

Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans visited a historic garden in Carmarthenshire to see how the project has used funding from the Landfill Disposals Tax to develop the site and increase biodiversity.

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"UK Ministers must respect devolution" - Scottish and Welsh Governments call for fair funding

The UK Government will undermine devolution if they establish freeports in Scotland and Wales without reaching agreement with devolved governments, according to Scottish and Welsh Ministers.

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£500 self-isolation support payment scheme extended

The Welsh Government scheme which supports people on low-pay with a £500 payment if they have to self-isolate is being extended until March 2022.

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Full business rates discount continues in Wales

The Welsh Government is reminding retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales they won’t have to pay any rates until April 2022 as full discounts in England come to an end tomorrow (1st July).

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Calls for four nation finance meeting with the Chancellor

 The Finance Ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for an urgent meeting with him to discuss a range of issues, including financial recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.