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  • UK Money - notes and coins
    Article: Jun 20, 2007

    A new scheme has given small businesses in Cardiff a boost of more than £800,000.

    The Small Business Rate Relief Scheme was initially set up on April 1 this year and since then has had a very positive impact, offering rate reductions to small businesses across Wales.

    The National Assembly initially implemented a Rural Relief Scheme designed to lessen the impact of business rates on rural businesses and post offices. In April the National Assembly changed this to a Small Business Rate Relief Scheme aimed at making it a fairer initiative and targeting small businesses in all areas throughout Wales, not just rural.

  • Rodney Berman
    Article: May 26, 2007

    A special conference of Welsh Liberal Democrats today endorsed the All Wales Accord, paving the way for the party to implement more than 100 of their policies in to action in the Assembly.

    The Accord document - jointly drawn up with Plaid Cymru and the Conservative Party - seemed to have hit the buffers earlier in the week after a split vote of the National Executive Committee left it in limbo. However grassroots members, including the leaders of the four Welsh Lib Dem led councils in Wales, called a special conference to give the wider party a say on the document.