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Welsh Government - News

News 01/01/0001 00:00:00 +00:00

Tabor Centre in Brynmawr opens thanks to £499,969 Welsh Government funding
A Baptist chapel in Blaenau Gwent which has received almost £500,000.

Extra £30m to support small and medium size construction companies
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant today announced an additional £30m for the Wales Property Development fund.

Chetwood Financial comes to Wrexham
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today formally welcomed Chetwood Financial Ltd to Wales as they launch a new range of online innovative loan products from their new home in Wrexham

Organisations that promote Spanish and German welcomed to Wales by Kirsty Williams
The Welsh headquarters of organisations that promote Spanish and German have been officially launched by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Thurs 21st Sept).

£800,000 food and drink scheme – expressions of interest window open
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has encouraged Wales’ small food and drink processors and manufacturers to apply for their portion of £800,000 worth of funding.

Search starts for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner
The Welsh Government has started the search for Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner.

Striking the right balance: have your say on the Welsh Language
The Welsh Government is hosting a series of public events to discuss proposals for a Welsh Language Bill.

Admiral creates 200 jobs thanks to Welsh Government support
Major employer Admiral is creating nearly 200 jobs thanks to support from the Welsh Government.

First Ministers call on the Prime Minister to work with, not against, the devolved nations
The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland call on the PM to work with devolved nations as they publish amendments to the Brexit Bill.

New national strategy for a more prosperous Wales
‘Prosperity for All’ – a national strategy to deliver key priorities for the rest of this Assembly term.

Welsh Government launch new plan to stub out smoking
A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 for a healthier, smoke-free Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government.

First Minister establishes a Commission on Justice in Wales
Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd appointed as chair.

Welsh Government outlines package of support for Tesco workers
The Welsh Government is pleased to confirm that following productive talks with key partners involved with the Tesco Taskforce.

Economy Secretary hails success of company helping to turn black cabs green
£9.6m investment, supported by the Welsh Government, which will create more than 130 jobs over the next five years.

Record Numbers Use Airport Bus Service
The last 6 months have seen more people than ever use the T9 airport shuttle service, latest Welsh Government figures show.

New Riverdee centre opens thanks to £499,950 Welsh Government funding
Communities and Children’s Secretary, Carl Sargeant today officially opened the Riverdee Centre in Flint.

Youngsters given taste of world class engineering opportunities in Wales
Aspiring engineers have been given a chance to witness what life is like working for one of the most prestigious companies in motorsport – Aston Martin.

£1.2m to help councils and NRW prepare for winter flood risk
£880,000 of funding available for Local Authorities and £300,000 for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for flood defences inspection and maintenance work prior to winter.

£1.28 million invested to cut classroom bureaucracy – Kirsty Williams
£1.28 million invested to cut classroom bureaucracy – Kirsty Williams

Sir Mansel Aylward announced as new Chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales
Skills and Science Minister Julie James is pleased to confirm that Professor Sir Mansel Aylward has been appointed as the new Chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales Limited.

Success of Welsh Ports requires all hands on deck
Ken Skates has today stressed the importance of a collaborative approach to growing ports and connected economic activities throughout Wales.

First Minister takes step to protect Wales post-Brexit
First Minister of Wales formalised the Welsh Government challenge against the UK government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill to protect devolved powers.

Welsh Government factory expansion plans for Invertek Drives heralds jobs growth
A £5m Welsh Government factory build project will enable a company manufacturing electronic variable speed drives to create 50 additional jobs in Welshpool by 2020.

Huge increase in visitor spending in Wales
Latest figures reveal that Wales continues to be a popular choice for day trippers during the peak summer months.

Our Valleys, Our Future
These are the three priorities in Our Valleys, Our Future – the high-level action plan launched by the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys, in July.

World’s first semiconductor cluster comes to Wales thanks to Welsh Government
Tech giant IQE will extend its world-renowned semiconductor design and manufacturing operation in Newport.

New school guide for parents with adopted children launched
A new Welsh Government backed guide for parents with adopted children on how to work with schools to benefit their child’s education has been launched (Mon 11th Sept).

Childcare Pilot projects underway
Testing of the Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer has begun in seven pilot areas across Wales.

Joint Statement from the Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council and Flintshire Town Council on Next steps for Flint Castle - Year of Legends Art Installations
Following a pause and review, announced earlier this summer, the Welsh Government has confirmed that it will not be proceeding with proposals for two major art installations

Greece is the word for Circular Economy nations
The Circular Economy for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (CESME) is a European funded project that will enable SMEs to turn environmental challenges into opportunities.