Wayne David

Labour MP for Caerphilly

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Council tax

Caerphilly’s Labour politicians have welcomed the decision by Welsh Labour to continue with the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which helps protect the most vulnerable people in their constituency. 

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has confirmed that vulnerable and low income households will continue to be supported by council tax reduction schemes in the next financial year.

The decision by the Welsh Labour Government will ensure that approximately 300,000 households in Wales will continue to be protected from any increase in their council tax liability. Of these, 220,000 will continue to pay no council tax at all.

Hefin David AM said “The Tory UK Government abolished Council Tax Benefit and devolved responsibility to the Welsh Government. Despite slashing the budget by 10%, the Welsh Labour Government and local authorities across Wales have worked together to safeguard vulnerable and low income households. This means all residents who would have been hit (as they have done in England) have been supported by the £244 million of funding through the local government settlement”.

Wayne David MP added, "I warmly welcome this decision. It is important that the Welsh Labour Government is taking this action to protect the most vulnerable. This is a good example of Labour in Wales putting its values into practice".

Caerphilly’s Labour politicians welcome council tax reduction for most vulnerable

Caerphilly’s Labour politicians have welcomed the decision by Welsh Labour to continue with the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which helps protect the most vulnerable people in their constituency. 

Raj of India

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has congratulated the Raj of India restaurant in Caerphilly on the quality of their food.

Mr David nominated the Indian Restaurant for the Tiffin Cup Parliamentary Award and the restaurant received a commendation certificate for the excellence of their food.

Wayne David said, "The Raj of India is an excellent restaurant and this has been recognised by the organisers of the Tiffin Cup.  The food is of the highest quality and the service is first rate, not least because of the friendliness of the staff."

 

In the photograph above Mr David is  with two of the waiters at the restaurant.

Wayne David commends Raj of India

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has congratulated the Raj of India restaurant in Caerphilly on the quality of their food.

Barclays Bank

 

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, and Hefin David, Labour Assembly Member for Caerphilly, have joined Labour Councillor Sean Morgan of Nelson in criticising Barclays Bank for its decision to close its branch in Nelson without consultation.

A week ago Barclays Bank announced that it intended to close its Nelson branch on 16 December. This means that the nearest Barclays Bank branch for Nelson people will be in Ystrad Mynach.

The decision by Barclays Bank was taken without any consultation with customers of the bank in Nelson, nor was there consultation with members of the public and elected representatives.

Having made the decision to close the branch, Barclays now want to have consultation on a “new way of banking”.

Wayne David said, “Barclay’s attitude is totally unacceptable. Barclays should have consulted with its customers and local people, and their representatives, before any decision was taken. Barclay’s must think again.”

Hefin David added, “The high-handed attitude of Barclays is unhelpful. It is ridiculous that Barclay’s are now asking us about the impact of the closure on the local community when they have said that a decision has already been taken.”

Cllr Sean Morgan said, “This is a devastating decision and I would urge the banks’ leaders to rethink this decision as there is ample opportunity to save costs by downsizing this branch without leaving the community bereft of the many services the bank offers”.

3 Labour representatives criticise Barclays Bank and ask them to “think again” over Nelson branch closure

  Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, and Hefin David, Labour Assembly Member for Caerphilly, have joined Labour Councillor Sean Morgan of Nelson in criticising Barclays Bank for its decision...


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