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Welsh ICE Blog: Success for Jobs Growth Wales

 

In her column for the Caerphilly Observer, businesswoman and Welsh ICE director Mandy Weston takes a look at the Jobs Growth Wales scheme.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: April 17

 

I went back to my old primary school, Cwm Ifor, last week during the National Assembly’s recess to help pupils with their learning, spending three days at the primary school in my ward, Penyrheol.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: April 3

 
Lindsay Whittle, South Wales East Assembly Member

Caerphilly Council
Well, it seems the senior officers’ pay fiasco is going to prove costly – and not just in the wages of 21 top officials at Caerphilly council.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 20

 

Caerphilly Council
A lot has happened in the two weeks since my last Observer column. Avon and Somerset Police has been called in following the damning unlawful verdict from the Wales Audit Office on the decision on Caerphilly council top officers’ pay, the chief executive has been suspended and an acting chief executive appointed.

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Welsh ICE Blog: Consider the benefit apprentices can bring to your business

 

In her column for the Caerphilly Observer, businesswoman and Welsh ICE director Mandy Weston considers the importance of apprenticeships.

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Rugby: a sport so boring its fans make it great

 

Aesthetically, rugby is unwatchable. But all sport is a tribal rite, and Wales v England provides an unbeatable clash of cultures

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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith defends the “Bedroom Tax”

 
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

From April 1 2013, changes to housing benefit by the UK Government will mean that working-age recipients could face a cut of 14% to their payments for one spare bedroom, and a 25% cut for two spare bedrooms or more.

Critics have labelled the cut a “Bedroom Tax”. Here, Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, outlines the UK Government’s argument for the change.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: March 6

 

Top Officers’ Pay Deal
The decision to award top officers at Caerphilly council mindboggling pay rises was unlawful according to a damning report published today.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: February 20

 

Trinity Fields
School inspectors have given top marks following an inspection report on Trinity Fields, the only special school serving Caerphilly County Borough.

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s Blog: Things will get worse before they get better

 

This year is turning-out to be a bad year for many people in the Caerphilly Borough. More than in most parts of the country, Caerphilly Borough is very dependent on public expenditure.

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Welsh ICE Blog: Are the green shoots of recovery starting to show?

 

In her column for the Caerphilly Observer, businesswoman and Welsh ICE director Mandy Weston argues the green shoots of recovery might be starting to show.

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South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle’s blog: February 6

 

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle looks at the Bedroom Tax and Credit Unions in his latest blog for Caerphilly Observer.

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