Powys County Council's funding settlement has been announced, with the local authority receiving a 1% cut.
The cut would have been 1.5% but for a funding floor negotiated by the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The funding floor reduces variation in funding for Councils across Wales.
These cuts come as the Conservative Government in Westminster continues to cut budgets. The Welsh Government's capacity to raise its own funds remains extremely limited, and it relies almost exclusively on a block grant from Westminster.
The Conservative government has given developers a carte blanche to play the property market at the expense of our citizens. And now the country’s in crisis.
Not enough homes. Properties sitting empty. Exorbitant prices. The market is closed and exclusive: a fat cats’ game. That’s not good for people and it’s not good for business.
Today the Lib Dems are laying down the law to developers: unless you build the homes that Britain needs, we will.
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Whether you voted leave or remain in the EU referendum, you still have the right to be consulted on the conditions of our departure and one of the biggest decisions that face us, and more importantly, our children and their children - the next Montgomeryshire generation.
The struggle of many families to work their way out of poverty and give their children a better future is something all politicians should be focusing on. Global research shows that a more equal society, where there is a smaller gap between incomes, results in less fear of each other, and a greater desire to care for those who are elderly and vulnerable. Our benefits system is failing and is costly to administer, and we also need to accept that the future may not hold full employment for everyone. More women are working, technology and automation continues to drive down the need for jobs, and better health means we are working until we are older.