Welsh elections: Labour, Plaid Cymru and Lib Dems’ key policies
Health: A Covid Recovery catch-up programme for the NHS and schools. Plus a new medical school in North Wales.Education: A Young Persons’ Guarantee. The Party has pledged an offer of work, education or training for all under-25s.Economy: The introduction of the Real Living Wage for all social care staff.Environment: A greener future – the abolition of single-use plastics and the creation of a National Forest for Wales.Community: Safer communities – the jobs of 500 police community support officers safeguarded and a further 100 employed.Jobs: Creating thousands of jobs in a low-carbon house building revolution.
Health: Providing 6,000 extra healthcare professionals 4,000 nurses, planning for the recovery of health and social care services after Covid, delivering new diagnostic centres for cancer and other conditions, providing free personal care for the elderly, and a minimum wage of £10 an hour for care workers.Education: Free school meals for all children in families receiving Universal Credit, 30 hours a week of free childcare for all children of 24 months and older, employ 4,500 extra teachers and specialist support staff in schools across Wales by the end of the party’s first term, lower maximum tuition fee chargeable to Welsh domiciled students at Welsh universities to £7,500, and a lifelong learning entitlement for retraining worth £5,000 for everyone over 25.Economy: A £6bn ‘green economy stimulus’ to create 60,000 new jobs, a £35 per child per week top up for families living below the poverty line, a Youth Job Guarantee for 16-24-year-olds, and increasing role of Development Bank of Wales and supporting a Community Bank to help domestically-owned businesses grow.Transport: Free bus travel for 16-24-year-olds, halve the proportion of car journeys by 2030 by investing in public transport, walking and cycling, and new west coast rail line and a Valleys CrossRail.Environment: Pledge to reduce carbon emissions in Wales to net-zero levels by 2035, a Nature Act with statutory targets to restore biodiversity by 2050, providing quality and safe green space within a five-minute walk of all households, banning non-essential single-use plastics in 2021, ensuring no waste goes to landfill and ending waste incineration by 2030.Housing: End rough sleeping forever through housing policy, building 50,000 new homes over five years, 30,000 of which would be council or social housing.
Environment: Spend £1bn a year to tackle the climate crisisHousing: Build 30,000 new properties for social housingEconomy: Invest £500 million in high streets, towns and city centres. Carry out a trial of Universal Basic Income across Wales. Freeze business rates for five years and replace them with a fairer system.Education: Universal, free, part-time childcare from age nine months until school age. Expanding before and after-school childcare.
2021-04-07 | Left Foot Forward, elections, Plaid Cymru | English | LeftFootForward