Welsh News

  1. Welsh Conservatives have responded to a social services watchdog report showing that children in Powys are at risk of harm because of historical failures in the county’s social services.

    The council has been given 20 days to come up with a plan to turn things around after the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) said it had "serious concerns".

  2. Leader of the Welsh Conservatives – Andrew RT Davies AM – has warned the Cabinet Secretary not to impose “unnecessarily draconian” measures on Uber.

    It comes as the Welsh Government suggests that it may impose tougher standards on the firm – including standardised fares across all taxis and private hire vehicles.

  3. Commenting on today’s report into the effectiveness of GP clusters, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Secretary, Angela Burns AM, said:

     

    “Today’s report shines a worrying light into the failure of the 64 clusters across Wales to consistently relieve pressure on our GPs and hospitals.

     

  4. A budget deficit at Wales’ biggest health board is to double without a bailout from Welsh Government, according to a new report.

     

    It follows Welsh Government promises not to bailout overspending health boards.

     

    In March, meanwhile, the First Minister threatened overspending health boards with ‘Special measures’.

     

  5. Wales should follow the example of England in introducing tougher penalties for animal welfare offences,the Welsh Conservatives have said.

    In late September, Michael Gove - the UK Government’s Environment Secretary - introduced legislation in England increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty offences from six months up to five years.