Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021

The Welsh Affairs Committee unanimously-agreed report recommends that the UK Government should hand over control of Air Passenger Duty in Wales to the Welsh Government by 2021. Cardiff Airport has continuously reinforced its position on the matter – calling for the tax to be devolved and then reduced or abolished. Cardiff Airport believes that the devolution

and subsequent

modification of APD in Wales offers a significant opportunity to create value for both the Airport and region, supporting an integrated UK aviation strategy without detrimental impact on airports across the border in England. Devolution alone would not directly affect the Airport business however, it would offer the Welsh Government the discretion to set levels appropriately for Wales.

It is

the subsequent reduction or abolishment of APD, which would positively affect Cardiff Airport and the regional economy by stimulating airline activity resulting in more passengers and business growth.

Whilst Cardiff Airport recognises the responsibility of the industry to reduce its environmental impact, it acknowledges that displacing air travel to/from London airports will help reduce carbon emissions from long car journeys by keeping air travel within the region. Cardiff Airport is firmly committed to reducing its carbon footprint and has introduced a significant number of initiatives to offset emissions and improve efficiency. Deb Barber, CEO at Cardiff Airport said, “We are delighted by the findings of the report which show the Committee agree with the strength of the compelling case to devolve APD without adversely affecting English Airports. “Devolution allows the Welsh Government the discretion to set levels appropriately for Wales and must be balanced with environmental considerations –there is certainly an opportunity to reduce the need for long car journeys to and from English Airports by increasing flight options to and from the region.”

Susan Dinsdale honoured with prestigious Queen’s Nurse title

Left to right: Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the Queens Nursing Institute; Susan Dinsdale, Senior Nurse Community Child Health, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Queens Nurse and; Suzanne Gordon, Journalist, Author, Patient Safety Advocate and Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is delighted to announce that Susan Dinsdale,

Senior Nurse in

Community Child Health has been given the prestigious title

of Queen’s Nurse by

community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). Queens’

Nurses serve as

leaders and role models in community nursing,

delivering high quality health care across the country. The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families

and carers.

Patients and managers provide feedback about applicants which is assessed along with their application. The title

indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. It is open to Registered Nurses with more than 5 years’ experience in community settings.

Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities and a shared professional identity.

‘Queen’s Nurse’ Miners Pension Compensation

We are successfully claiming compensation for former Welsh miners who transferred out of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

Many Welsh miners were advised to transfer out of their British coal pension scheme to a private scheme which paid considerably less! This was bad advice and many retired miners or there widows have lost out.

See our adverts in:

Wales Western Mail, South Wales Echo , South Wales Evening Post, Daily Post Wales, Pontypridd Observer, Gwent Gazette, Llanelli Star,

Carmarthen Journal, Caernarfon Herald, Holyhead, Bangor, Anglesey Mail, North Wales Weekly News, Merthyr Express, Glamorgan Gazette, Cynon Valley Leader, Wales on Sunday.

Did you transfer on the advice of any of the following:

• An Independent Advisor • Scottish Amicable • Prudential • Sun Life • Scottish Widows • Pearl assurance • Phoenix Life • Legal and General • Co-Op • Friends Life

• Friends Provident • Allied Dunbar • Windsor Life • Scottish Equitable • Abbey Life • Lloyds TSB • Reassure • Aviva • Aegon • Agincourt

• Consultants • Tribune Financial Management

• Townsends Financial Services

• Interlink Network • Tomkinson Financial • PPA Independent Network

• L & L Financial Example 1 - £87,000

Mr C. a miner from MERTHYR TYDFIL was made redundant in the 1980’s. After the pits closed he was advised by an agent of the Prudential to transfer £9,296 from his mineworkers fund to them. We were able to show this was poor advice and they agreed a settlement of £87,649.

Example 3 - £105,000

Mr J. from NEWPORT was made redundant from the pits in the 1980’s. On the advice of a Prudential agent he transferred £5600 of his miners pension them. He lost out as a result and we secured compensation of £105,756.

If you transferred out of the British Coal Pension Scheme and would like a FREE REVIEW, please either call us on FREEPHONE:

Name Address


I transferred out of the mineworkers pension to Please can I have a Free Review to see if I am eligible for a payout Signed


Please address to: Miners Pension Compensation Dept, Corries Solicitors Ltd, 11 Melroses Yard, Walmgate, York, YO1 9XF.

Miners Pension Compensation is a trading name of Corries Solicitors Ltd, Melroses Yard, Walmgate, York YO1 9XF. Regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority no. 424101.

Cardiff & South Wales Advertiser - Friday 5th July 2019 - 11 Example 2 - £48,000

Mr W. was a miner from ABERTILLY, he was advised by an independent financial advisor to transfer his miners pension to Scottish Life (now Royal London). We won compensation of £48,000 even though the financial advisors were no longer in business.

Example 4 - £198,000

Mr H. was a miner from PRESTATYN, in 1993 he was wrongly advised by an agent of Phoenix Life to transfer £21,000 from his miners pension to them. He was promised a better return which wasn’t true, he received compensation of £198,538.

0800 988 7997 or return the form below

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