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Welsh Government - News

News 01/01/0001 00:00:00 +00:00

£500,000 expansion of business park in Presteigne already creating interest
A £500,000 expansion to Presteigne’s Broadaxe Business Park has been completed by the Welsh Government.

Let’s remember that we have more in common than that which divides us - First Minister supports the Great Get Together
First Minister Carwyn Jones is supporting the Great Get Together and encouraging the people of Wales to take part

Direct Healthcare Services to establish Europe’s first specialist research and testing facility to meet new worldwide standards
Direct Healthcare Services is to establish Europe’s first research and testing facility to meet new worldwide ISO standards for this medical market sector.

Laboratory investment is improving patient care across Wales
The project is receiving £2.5million investment over three years to fund the new system across Wales.  

Consultation on park homes commission rate published
A consultation about whether the maximum commission rate of 10%, currently chargeable on the sale of every park home should be retained, changed, or abolished has been published.

Kirsty Williams opens “wonderful” new Panteg Primary
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today officially opened the new Ysgol Panteg, Pontypool.

Mark Drakeford welcomes Mike Russell MSP to Wales for Brexit discussions
Mark Drakeford welcomes the Scottish Government’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Mike Russell MSP to Wales.

Tourism industry gears up for busy half term
As Wales gears up for a busy Whitsun bank holiday and half term the Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, reports that the visitor economy in Wales is buoyant.

Quarantine Units to come into force on 12 June
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has announced Quarantine Units will come into force in Wales on 12 June 2017.

New incidence of TB down 35% in IAA
Bovine TB incidence in Wales’ Intensive Action Area (IAA) has fallen by 35% since it was established, according to a new report.

Wales increases recycling lead
The amount of waste households in Wales are recycling has increased again, according to provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today.

Concordat puts people at heart of social care commissioning
A new commitment from key partners to put people needing support at the heart of the social care commissioning process, has been welcomed by Minister Rebecca Evans.

Disposable incomes in Wales growing faster than the UK average
New figures revealing that Gross disposable household incomes in Wales grew faster than the UK average in 2015 have been welcomed by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates.

Carl Sargeant pledges to tackle rough sleeping
Carl Sargeant said ending rough sleeping and ensuring every young person can find affordable accommodation which meets their needs are priorities for him.

First Act of Assembly term receives Royal Assent
Legislation introducing the first Welsh tax in almost 800 years has received Royal Assent.

Accelerated Growth Programme passes the 1000 job creation milestone
The Welsh Government’s Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme has already surpassed the 1000 job creation milestone.

Wales stands in solidarity with the people of Manchester – First Minister Carwyn Jones
First Minister's statement on the attack in Manchester.

New top-class Welsh primary school for Cardiff
Funding to build a brand new Welsh language primary school in Cardiff has been approved by Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.

New facility for Zip-Clip helps secure new contracts as business ramps up global exports drive
Zip-Clip - is ramping up its international trade with plans to see worldwide sales account for 60% of sales by 2018.

Site works pave the way for new HQ and e-commerce centre for Charlies Stores in Welshpool
To mark the start of work Economy Secretary Ken Skates joined Charlies Stores Managing Director Designate Rebecca Lloyd on the seven acre site to cut the first turf.

Updated planning policy to strike a chord with live music fans
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has announced she intends to revise Wales’ national planning policy in a move to support live music venues.

Vaughan Gething welcomes improving NHS performance
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has welcomed new statistics that show improved NHS performance across a range of measures, despite increasing demand for services across Wales.

Innovative products keep Wales competitive in global marketplace
The ONS have today published their figures for overseas travel to Wales in 2016.

Every child in Wales to have access to recognised nurse throughout their school education
All children and young people in Wales will receive consistent support and advice from a healthcare professional throughout their school age years.

Welsh Laverbread achieves protected status
Welsh Laverbread is the latest iconic Welsh product to join the prestigious list of foods awarded protected status by the European Commission.

No “Best Before Date” for Welsh Workers
Within the next five years, one in three people of working age will be over fifty.

£20m extra every year for social services
An extra £20 million will be invested in social services in Wales every year in recognition of the sector’s national strategic importance.

Radical Welsh law will improve the health of the nation
A radical Welsh law which will extend smoke free areas and introduce a licensing scheme for procedures such as tattooing, will improve and protect the nation’s health.

Appointments to the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has announced the appointment of Abi Reader and Paula Boyden as members of the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group.

Building Regulations Advisory Committee for Wales welcomes six new faces
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has announced the appointment of six members of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee for Wales (BRACW).