Our dairy industry is facing real challenges. For several years there has been volatility in the farmgate milk price and a general increase in the cost of production, such that the margin on milk has been small and variable. This
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
It’s rarely heard against the back-drop of a Eurosceptic media. But the whispers are getting loud-er. Playing an active part in the European Union is important. For Wales, it is vital to our future economic prosperity. There is certainly scope
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
There are many reasons why we have reached this perilous position but arguably the three biggest causes are the disease of short-termism of many UK management, especially in their attitude to exports; insufficient government support, and the lack of the
It’s not rocket science to say that at the heart of every world class economy there lies a world class education and skills system driving it forward.
There is a growing consensus that nuclear is integral to the UK’s 21st century energy mix. Labour’s initial charge has belatedly been backed by the Conservatives and more recently, following a volte-face, by the Liberal Democrats. In Wales only Plaid
The most important issue in Aberconwy, like much of the rest of the country is jobs and the economy. The latest estimate is that there are 3,400 people in the constituency looking for work. Last year in his conference speech