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Welsh Government - News

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The Great Repeal Bill: Welsh economy needs certainty, clarity and reassurance - Carwyn Jones
First Minister Carwyn Jones is calling on the UK government to provide Welsh businesses with the clarity and certainty they need.

Kathryn Bishop confirmed as first chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority
Kathryn Bishop has been confirmed as the Welsh Revenue Authority’s first chair, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said today.

Wales broadens its horizons attracting €66m to drive innovation
Wales has been successful in winning €66m of funding from the EU’s highly-competitive research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Improved arrangements to support those affected by contaminated blood announced
The Health Secretary has today announced improved arrangements to support individuals and their families affected by contaminated blood through NHS treatment.

Economy Secretary welcomes report on heritage services in Wales
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has welcomed a report designed to ensure the success, resilience and sustainability of heritage services in Wales.

A new Board and a new era for HCC
Lesley Griffiths, has announced the make-up of the new Hybu Cig Cymru Board, tasked with promoting a prosperous and resilient red meat sector in Wales post Brexit

West Wales Coracle Caught Sewin becomes latest member of Wales’ Protected Food Name family
The reputation of Wales’ thriving food and drink industry has received yet another boost after coracle fishing for sewin was awarded Protected Food Name status by the European Commission.

Funding boost announced for South Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone – the largest wave energy seabed lease in the world.
Marine energy development in Wales received a boost today with more than £300,000 funding announced for South Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone

Healthier teeth for Wales’ children thanks to successful oral health programme
Tooth decay in five year olds in Wales has declined by 12% since 2008, thanks to the successful Designed to Smile oral health improvement programme.

‘The Daily Mile’ officially launched in Wales
Sporting stars and public health experts are joining forces today to officially launch The Daily Mile in Wales.

Record breaking numbers of NHS staff in Wales welcomed by Vaughan Gething
There is a record number of full time equivalent qualified nurses and midwives, hospital consultants and ambulance staff employed in the NHS in Wales

Children’s Secretary committed  to national approach to advocacy services
Communities and Children’s Secretary today said the Welsh Government is committed to implementing a national approach to statutory advocacy services for children and young people.

First Minister Carwyn Jones – “We’re committed to a sensible Brexit that secures Wales’ future”
“As a leader of a country which voted to leave the EU, we are wholly focused on securing Wales’ future. We will step up to the plate and do all we can to deliver the best possible outcome for Wales.”

Treforest Glass expands with Welsh Government support creating and securing 25 jobs
A glazing manufacturer that operates in a niche market having developed a range of hi-spec innovative products is expanding.

Online Safety remains a key priority as internet use rises
95% of children in Wales aged 7 to 15 used the internet at home, a new report published today show.

NHS pay awards show commitment to living wage
NHS staff in Wales will receive a 1% pay award with the lowest earners receiving an uplift to the Living Wage, the Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announced today.

Quarter of a billion pound boost for Wales’ rural communities
The day before the UK Government triggers Article 50, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs delivered a £223million boost to Wales’ rural communities.

Enhanced Case Management approach paying dividends
A collaborative approach to working with young people with experience of the youth justice system, has been praised in an independent report.

Minister launches hunt for 2017 Apprenticeship Awards Cymru stars
Wales’ Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James, today (March 27) launches the hunt for this year’s star learners, employers, tutors and assessors.

Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.

Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
Health Service employees in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan will be first in Wales to get an opportunity to ask Mr Gething questions.

Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
Changes to how the money used to support the most disadvantaged pupils in Wales will benefit those in nursery and reception and children in local authority care.

Extra £7 million for innovative all-Wales autism service
At the start of Autism Awareness Week, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has announced additional funding of £7 million for the National Integrated Autism Service.  

Carwyn Connect heads to Barry
First Minister Carwyn Jones is inviting people in the Vale of Glamorgan to a question and answer session on Monday 3 April in Barry.

New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.

Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
We are inviting companies and research organisations to apply for funding to make the food and drink available to children healthier, while reducing the cost.

£21m food innovation project set to safeguard thousands of Welsh jobs
A new £21 million programme to strengthen Wales’ food and drink sector is expected to safeguard thousands of jobs and deliver over £100 million for the Welsh economy.

Global buyers get a taste of Wales in an effort to reach new markets post-Brexit
Global food and drink buyers will get a taste of Wales today at an event designed to help Welsh producers reach new markets and strike international deals in light of Brexit.

New Transport for Wales headquarters part of wider work to unleash the potential of Welsh regions
The new headquarters for Transport for Wales will be located at the Taff Vale building in Pontypridd bringing hundreds of jobs to the town.