Assembly Government needs to speak up for people of Merthyr

The Merthyr Liberal Democrats first became aware of Covanta’s proposals for an incinerator in 2008 and immediately organised a public meeting in the town centre.

From then on we have been trying to raise awareness of this issue.

This is not what some might describe as Nimbyism (‘Not in my back yard’). This is making [...]

Welsh Assembly Government bureaucracy costing Local Authorities £35 million a year

Research by the Welsh Liberal Democrats has revealed that administration and audit regulations imposed by the Labour-Plaid Government are costing Local Authorities in excess of £35 million a year.

Currently nearly £750 million a year is given to local government through grants where the money is ring fenced for particular initiatives. This method of funding [...]