RBS and GRG – James Hurley of The Times continues the story

Guto was heavily involved in trying to resolve the scandal of Interest Rate Swop Mis-selling, founding an APPG on that subject which has now become the APPG for Fair Banking.  Redress for mis sold swaps was found for thousands of small businesses but many others have still not been satisfactorily


“We must establish on broad and solid foundations a National Health Service” - Winston Churchill, 1943.

First US female senator statue call for Welsh home town.

Chris Dearden writes for BBC News online:

"A campaign has begun to have a permanent memorial in Wales to the first female United States senator.

Martha Hughes Cannon was born in Madoc Street, Llandudno, on 1st July 1857, but emigrated with her family to the USA a few years later."

Jobs and investment for the area? writes:

A growth deal that could pull millions of pounds into the area, creating jobs and investment, is on the cards, according to a government minister who visited the area.

UK Government Minister Guto Bebb today met councillors at Powys County Council, "to open the door to a Mid Wales growth deal."

Industrial Strategy set to boost Welsh economy

UK Government ministers for Wales will visit the country today to outline the benefits of its new Industrial Strategy White Paper.

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is set to visit the Airbus Campus in Newport - home to engineering and research personnel who provide secure communications solutions to its world-leading cybersecurity portfolio.

Conservative MP Guto Bebb will visit Brenig Construction in Colwyn Bay – a firm which provides project management and construction services for civil engineering and building contracts throughout North Wales.

North Wales MP praises region’s growing economy at IoD lunch.

Sam Harris writes for

Guto Bebb MP was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the organisation’s autumn business lunch at The Management Centre, Bangor, where business figures gathered to hear Bebb’s assessment of the Welsh economy.

The minister, who represents the constituency of Aberconwy, spoke of the region’s high employment rate, infrastructure investment and plans for growth deals to benefit businesses.

He also discussed the fact that since 2010, 31,000 companies have started up in Wales, something the business community should be “genuinely proud of”.

The MP also said that Welsh exports were up, with Wales currently exporting 18 per cent more goods in 2017 compared to 2016.

He also urged the private sector to get involved in growth deals to boost North Wales, calling on businesses to collaborate with the public sector and government.

Welsh Government welcomes nationwide 5G competition.

Chris Middleton writes for

UK Government Minister for Wales Guto Bebb said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Wales to be at the forefront of emerging digital technology, boosting capacity and productivity for local businesses – as well as for residents who want to benefit from superfast speeds.

“The digital landscape in Wales is constantly evolving, and the UK Government will continue to do all it can to support this technology revolution.

“I encourage Welsh bodies to seize this chance to secure this funding and play its part in speeding up service across the length and breadth of Wales.”

North Wales businesses urged to support a connected Crewe.

Maria Carr writes for the

UK Government Minister for Wales, Guto Bebb MP, said: “The improved connections between North Wales, northern England and the Midlands that HS2 will bring can help deliver significant economic benefits to communities on both sides of the border. There is strong backing from businesses in Wales for a Hub at Crewe, and I support this vision. However it is important that we identify proposals which provide value for money to the taxpayer. I urge everybody with an interest to get involved in the consultation and tell us what you think.”