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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Plaid 'on the side of Welsh businesses & workers'

Plaid Cymru candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards, has today drawn on key aspects of his party's manifesto - unveiled yesterday in Bangor - that would boost Welsh businesses and offer a better deal for workers. 

Mr Edwards said that Plaid Cymru's pledge to cut business rates would take 70,000 Welsh businesses out of the rates system altogether would support Wales' vital SMEs sector, and reiterated the party's commitment to securing a living wage for workers by 2020.

Jonathan Edwards, Plaid Cymru candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr said: "Plaid Cymru policies put us firmly on the side of Welsh businesses and workers. Our key pledge on business rates would cut rates for 83,000 businesses in Wales, taking 70,000 out of the business rates system altogether. We are also committed to creating meaningful, high-skilled jobs that don't leave people fearing for their pay packets from one week to the next. We would work to introduce a living wage by 2020, securing a pay rise for 250,000 Welsh workers.

"On top of this, our plans to give public contracts to Welsh firms would help create up to 50,000 jobs - boosting local economies and creating meaningful employment. Plaid Cymru wants to see a Wales that works. Our plans for fairer wages, an end to insecurity in the workplace and the creation of thousands of Welsh jobs proves just that. On May 7th, only one party in Wales will put the interests of Welsh workers and businesses first - that party is Plaid Cymru."