With the recent Budget many will feel the Chancellor missed an opportunity to rebalance the UK economy towards much needed investment and encouragement for more exports. Despite the poor management of the main levers at George Osborne’s disposal, here in Wales the Welsh Government has made some significant strides in supporting and encouraging the small and medium business sector.
Ninety nine percent of businesses in Wales are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the EU plays a major role in supporting these companies by providing funding through a wide range of programmes to help develop a skilled workforce
At the end of March, Llandudno will be hosting the Welsh Labour conference. It will be a great opportunity to highlight our policies – and provide a welcome boost to the small and medium sized companies that are the mainstay
Last week the Sunday Times included Whitchurch village, Cardiff in its 101 best places to live in Britain. The list featured Welsh towns including Abergavenny, Brecon, Hawarden, Laugharne, Rhossili, and Tenby. One important reason for selection was thriving village shops
=In May 2010, at a Citizens UK election rally, David Cameron declared the Living Wage to be an idea “whose time had come.” Two months later, in a volte face that has since become a hallmark of his Government, the
When the Cornish village of Lanreath lost their village shop, it was devastating for them. For some it meant longer journeys, but for the elderly or those struggling financially the impact was even worse. So they came together to think