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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.

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Welsh Government to take rail franchise under public control

In the face of dramatic falls in passenger numbers the Welsh Government has decided to bring the Wales and Borders rail franchise under public control.

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Wales to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus

The Welsh Government is preparing urgent action to prevent people who live in areas with high coronavirus infection rates across the UK from travelling to Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford today confirmed.

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Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates on the latest Labour Market Statistics

Commenting on the latest Labour Market Statistics, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates said:

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New walk-through testing sites to open near Welsh Universities

A number of Welsh University towns and cities are set to benefit from a new walk-through Local Testing Sites (LTS). In September the first LTS opened in Pontypridd near the University of South Wales.

 

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Scheme to help tenants affected by coronavirus launches in Wales.

A new £8 million Welsh Government Tenancy Saver Loan scheme to help tenants struggling with rent arrears due to coronavirus has launched today, Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has announced.

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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.

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Fund to support creative freelancers affected by Covid-19 now open.

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales are now able to apply for their share of a £7m fund – which is targeted specifically at those in the freelance sector hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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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.

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Wales launches fund to support creative freelancers affected by Covid-19

Freelancers working in the cultural and creative sectors in Wales will be able to apply for their share of a £7m fund – which is targeted specifically at those in the freelance sector hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.   

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Call to ‘Protect the NHS’ as Wales heads into winter

  • Wales’ Health Minister is urging the public to help ‘Protect the NHS’ and keep services clear for those who need them most.
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New walk-through testing site opens in Pontypridd

The Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has today welcomed the launch of a new coronavirus testing facility at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd.