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News 01/01/0001 00:00:00 +00:00

Have your say on a new small business rates relief scheme for Wales
Small business owners and ratepayers are being asked for their views on a new permanent Welsh Government Small Business Rates Relief Scheme to be introduced in 2018.

Warm Homes Nest – Report reveals benefits for homes and businesses
Positive economic impact felt by Wales’ households and businesses thanks to the Welsh Government’s flagship fuel poverty scheme.

AMs trumpet musical instrument amnesty
The pilot is ahead of a national musical instrument amnesty in November.

‘Iron Ring’ sculpture unveiled as part of £630k project at Flint Castle
Today - plans have been revealed for a £630k investment project at Flint Castle and foreshore, including the installation of an impressive sculpture named the Iron Ring.

£4.2m EU funds to construct new business units in Anglesey
More than £4m EU funds will be invested to construct new business units to support Anglesey’s growing low carbon energy sector

Key players gather to progress plans for  £100m Automotive Technology Park
The Welsh Government’s £100m Automotive Technology Park in Blaenau Gwent moved a step closer today as key players gathered to progress plans.

Our Valleys, Our Future
Good-quality jobs and the right skills to do them; better public services and local communities.

Formal dispute resolution process underway over fair share of Barnett consequentials from UK Government’s DUP deal
The Welsh and Scottish Governments have begun the formal dispute resolution process with the UK Government over the Prime Minister’s deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

Children continuing to benefit from Flying Start
Figures out today show that 37,628 children benefitted from Flying Start services in Wales during 2016-17.

Five year milestone – Enterprise Zones in Wales have supported more than 10,000 jobs and attracted £300m plus investment
The latest results from the Welsh Government’s Enterprise Zone Programme show that since its inception in 2012 more than 10,000 jobs

Views sought on lettings agents’ fees
Communities and Children Secretary has launched a formal consultation on legislative proposals to remove the ability of lettings agencies to charge fees to tenants.

New Chair for Hybu Cig Cymru
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has confirmed the appointment of Kevin Roberts as Chair of Hybu Cig Cymru.

Wales passes Trade Union Bill to reverse damaging and divisive UK Act
The National Assembly for Wales has tonight passed a Bill that will protect devolved public services in Wales from the UK Government’s Trade Union Act.

£450,000 funding boost to back Welsh businesses wishing to target the multi-billion pound nuclear sector
£450,000 funding boost to back Welsh businesses wishing to target the multi-billion pound nuclear sector

Abolition of the Right to Buy moves a step closer
The Bill aims to protect the supply of social housing from further reduction in the face of a high level of demand and a shortage of supply.

UK’s first Development Bank to open in October in Wales
The UK’s first Development Bank has now been given the official go-ahead by the Welsh Government and will be up and running by October, Economy Secretary, Ken Skates announced today.

Local Government Secretary announces major shake up of council elections and details of new Local Government Bill
Extending the vote to 16 and 17 year olds, electronic voting and proportional representation are just some of the proposals announced today as part of a major shake-up of council elections in Wales.

Health Secretary kicks off construction of Gwent’s new £350m critical care hospital
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has kicked off the construction of a new state-of-the-art £350m hospital in Cwmbran.

Investment boost for green clean tech firm will create jobs and boost global exports
A Bridgend company specialising in waste heat recovery and recycling technology is investing in new equipment to meet the growing global demand.

Superfast growth afoot for Ammanford sock maker
Fast broadband speeds are helping a long-established Ammanford socks and knitwear company to seamlessly reach customers around the globe, thanks to Superfast Cymru.

Five star hotel for north Wales
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates visited Palé Hall, near Bala, to congratulate them on becoming north Wales’ first 5-star hotel and being awarded the coveted Visit Wales Gold Award.

Partnership working’ key to business and careers support says Cabinet Secretary
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has said closer working between Business Wales and Careers Wales could help improve support for both individuals and firms in Wales.

Welsh Government announce extra rolling stock to improve rail services
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has today announced the addition of 5 extra 4-carriage trains to boost and improve rolling stock available in Wales.

Welsh Government calls for views on regulation of Mobile Animal Exhibits
The Welsh Government is considering whether there should be a licensing or registration scheme put in place to better regulate Mobile Animal Exhibits in Wales.

Funding for Manufacturing Institute to drive up GVA by up to £4 billion
Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced funding for the first phase of a new Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute in Deeside which could increase Welsh GVA by as much as £4bn over 20 years.

Cardigan Denim Company has superfast broadband sewn up
A high-end jeans company based in Cardigan, Ceredigion, which has customers across the UK and further afield, is benefiting from superfast broadband, thanks to Superfast Cymru.

Drive to improve maths in schools launched
A new network for excellence to improve how maths is taught in schools and improve standards has been officially launched (Fri 14th July).

A Woman’s Place: Cabinet Secretary calls for increased visibility of women in agriculture
Wales is making good progress on raising the profile of women in farming, especially in leadership roles, but the industry can do more.

New academy to train the next generation of radiologists in Wales
A new academy to train the next generation of radiologists and imaging professionals is to be created in Wales, Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, announced today.

Showcasing what Wales has to offer Japanese visitors
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, today met with the Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, who is leading a visit of influential travel trade contacts.