Assembly Member learns of business rate threat to local charity shops

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black visited Swansea's British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru's Furniture & Electrical store today to learn more about how proposed changes to business rates will lead to a loss of income for the charity and more empty shops on high streets across Wales. Read more

Swansea University’s appeal deadline ‘inconsiderate and unthinking’

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has criticised Swansea University for the seven-day deadline it imposes on students wishing to appeal against their degree results.

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Protection for S4C budget welcomed by Welsh Liberal Democrats AM

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Heritage Spokesperson, Peter Black has welcomed the fact that the rumoured cut in funding for Welsh-language television channel S4C has not materialised.

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Secretary of State for Wales is misguided on devolution settlement says Welsh Liberal Democrats AM

Claims by the Secretary of State for Wales that the current devolution settlement does not need major changes are misguided and could help to entrench an unsatisfactory system in place where the courts become the final arbiter of laws rather than the electorate, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member, Peter Black has said.

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Historic deal to put more money into Council housing welcomed

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing spokesperson, Peter Black has welcomed a deal between the Liberal Democrats' Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and the Welsh Government that will see tens of millions of pounds retained in Wales to be spent on Council housing.

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Assembly Member finds out how cystic fibrosis services are shaping up for CF Week

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly for South Wales West, Peter Black has met with representatives of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and families affected by cystic fibrosis, this month to mark Cystic Fibrosis Week at an event at the Welsh Assembly

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Peter Black welcomes passing of ‘excessive council pay’ amendment

Responding to the passing of an amendment to the Local Democracy Bill that ensures that council chief executives' pay will be referred to an independent remuneration panel, Peter Black, Shadow Minister for Local Government, commented:

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Peter Black welcomes pensions boost for 25,000 self employed people in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed the news that 25,154 self employed people in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend will benefit from pensions reforms being debated by MPs this week, which will bring in a simpler, fairer state pension for future pensioners.

 

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Liberal Democrats pulling households out of poverty

Responding to the publication of the 'Households below average income' statistics released today, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Finance Minister, commented:

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Welsh Liberal Democrats outline plan to widen access to apprenticeships

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called for the Welsh Labour Government to do more to raise the profile of apprenticeships and to simplify the information and application system to widen access.

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