Extra £10m package to help protect jobs and those struggling financially

FINANCE Minister Rebecca Evans has today called on employers to use extra Welsh Government funding to protect workers at risk of falling through a gap in UK government wage support schemes. The Minister has backed these calls with an extra £10m package to help protect workers not eligible for the Continue Reading

Chancellor’s statement doesn’t go far enough says Finance Minister

FINANCE Minister Rebecca Evans says the job support measures set out by the Chancellor today are ‘a step in the right direction’, but warns that the level of support does not go far enough to guarantee a decent income for workers. The Minister also expressed her disappointed at the news Continue Reading

Multi-million pound boost to support post-covid pledge

WALES will build a new future out of the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Government announced today, providing £320m towards the immediate reconstruction work. Counsel General Jeremy Miles said although coronavirus is still very much with us, part of our response must be to prevent longer-term damage being caused by the Continue Reading

Finance Ministers call for urgent clarity on Spending Review and Treasury Funding

FINANCE Ministers from across the devolved nations have joined forces to call for flexibility, fairness and clarity from the UK Government. For the first time ever, demonstrating the scale of their concern, all three Finance Ministers – Rebecca Evans, Conor Murphy and Kate Forbes have simultaneously made oral statements in Continue Reading

Over £7m awarded for Llanbedr Airfield access road

THE Welsh Government has committed further funding of over £7m towards the construction of a new Llanbedr access road in Gwynedd, Economy and North Wales Minister Ken Skates has announced today. This brings Welsh Government investment in the scheme up to nearly £10m. The funding will deliver improved access to Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru calls for increased powers to deal with economic crisis

PLAID Cymru has called an expansion of the economic powers devolved to Wales, including lifting of borrowing restrictions. Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Economy Minister has called the Welsh Government’s “reluctance” to negotiate further powers “incomprehensible.” In a press conference today, announcing Phase 3 of the Economic Resilience Continue Reading

£140m from Welsh Governmnent to support businesses

THEWelsh Government is making an additional £140m available to businesses to help them deal with the economic challenges of Covid-19 and the UK’s impending exit from the EU, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. The funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) will see Continue Reading

Ministers welcome Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme, but warn of lack of support for major Welsh industries

FINANCE Minister Rebecca Evans has welcomed the measures set out today by the Chancellor for a new Job Support Scheme, but warns that the scheme falls short on much needed training investment and measures to help job creation. The Minister also expressed her disappointment at the lack of extra support Continue Reading

Plaid highlight vision for tackling poverty, economy and safer communities on Llanelli visit

PLAID Cymru elected representatives Adam Price, Helen Mary Jones and Dafydd Llywelyn visited a number of organisations and groups in the Llanelli constituency in the communities of Kidwelly, Llanelli and Llangennech. During the visit the Plaid Cymru team highlighted their vision for improving the economy, ending child poverty and creating Continue Reading

£40m to support employment and training in Wales

THE Welsh Government today pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund. The ambitious fund is part of a longer-term plan to help Wales recover from coronavirus; to build back better and Continue Reading

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