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The FDA has called on the Welsh Government to invest whatever is needed to protect Welsh national treasures and to ensure everyone in Wales continues to have access to their cultural history.

24 July 2020

The FDA has responded to the government’s decision on pay for the Senior Civil Service (SCS), and the publication of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) Annual Report.

23 July 2020

The FDA has called on the government to stop wasting time and allow Parliament’s much needed restoration and renewal programme to proceed, after the Prime Minister suggested moving Parliament to York

17 July 2020

The FDA has written to the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, to raise serious concerns about the approach taken by some members of the judiciary to applications from prosecutors to appear in court remotely.

14 July 2020

Responding to plans to overhaul government communications, with all departmental teams moving under a new “single employer model”, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has warned the reforms are “clearly all about control” from No. 10.

14 July 2020

The FDA has successfully challenged the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), after staff were told to declare their media contacts, including if they knew anyone working in economic or political journalism.

10 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer statement shows that the work of HMRC is at the heart of the government’s recovery plan.

09 July 2020

The FDA has secured a pay increase of at least 3% for its members in HM Land Registry.

09 July 2020

FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood has welcomed today’s announcement of investment in the modernisation of courts, but warns that much more is needed to ensure the system delivers justice for the public.

08 July 2020

Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge has welcomed the government’s £1.57 billion rescue package but warned that it exposes “the failure of the government’s current funding models” for the UK’s museums and galleries.

07 July 2020

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