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.
In her column for the Caerphilly Observer, businesswoman and Welsh ICE director Mandy Weston looks at the potential local impacts of the European Commission’s Action Plan for Entrepreneurship, details of which were announced earlier this month.
New surgery and chemist campaign
Myself and fellow Plaid councillors Anne Collins, Margaret Sargeant and Steve Skivens have started a campaign for a new doctor’s surgery and pharmacy in Penyreheol ward.