As the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, sets out his government's legislative priorities for the year ahead.
The priorities laid out by the Welsh government today are interesting - and look promising. The five bills - concerning alcohol consumption, free childcare, protecting tenants and government reform - all look set to make a positive different to Wales.
Employment law Partner, Iestyn Morris, notes, 'the benefits of funded childcare to working parents are obvious. This change in funding could bring real, positive change - particularly as employers continue to strive for a 'family friendly' way of working. However - the level of funding that'll become available to providers is still in question. Will the system be commercially viable? It remains to be seen.'
First Minister sets out legislative priorities Wales to introduce legislation to tackle harmful alcohol consumption, provide free childcare for working parents, protect tenants from unfair fees and reform local government. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has today set out his government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead. In the first of 5 bills, the Welsh Government will introduce legislation that will make it illegal for alcohol to be sold below a set price. Evidence shows a direct link between drinking harmful levels and the availability of cheap alcohol. The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) Bill will propose a formula for calculating the minimum price for alcohol, based on its strength and volume, and enable local authorities to enforce the powers and bring prosecutions.