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The government has introduced changes to modern language GCSEs, following consultation with a panel of experts. The new GCSEs will feature more commonly used vocabulary and be structured in a way that allows students and teachers to more easily track their progress.

The Senedd, the Welsh Parliament, recently passed a controversial rule that banks would not be obliged to offer their services in the Welsh language. This followed HSBC axing its Welsh language phone service to customers. While the major parties agreed that Welsh language services were crucial, the ruling wasn’t passed as they felt other issues should take precedence.