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Wales only UK nation to increase inward investment during Covid19 pandemic thanks to Welsh Government support

Wales was the only UK nation to see the number of inward investment projects increase over the last year, with nearly 7,000 foreign investment jobs safeguarded thanks to direct Covid-19 economic support from the Welsh Government, new figures published today show.

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“Young Person’s Guarantee will help ensure there’s no lost generation in Wales” – Vaughan Gething

The Welsh Government's plan to provide everyone under 25 with the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment through its new Young Person’s Guarantee will help ensure there is no lost generation in Wales following the Covid pandemic, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, said today.

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Rule changes on hold for four weeks as delta spreads

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce a four-week pause to the coronavirus rules on Friday (June 18) to help boost protection against the new delta variant.

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“UK Government plans to replace EU funds fails Wales financially and is a deliberate and unacceptable assault on Welsh devolution” – Vaughan Gething

The UK Government’s decision to bypass the Welsh Government and directly allocate funding for regional and local development via UK-wide funds is a clear assault on Welsh devolution and fails to meet repeated EU referendum promises that Wales “will not be a penny worse off” outside the EU, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said today.

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Calls for four nation finance meeting with the Chancellor

 The Finance Ministers of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for an urgent meeting with him to discuss a range of issues, including financial recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Minister welcomes new statistics showing more people are now in work in Wales

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has welcomed new statistics published today showing the number of people in work is highest since March last year, with the unemployment rate in Wales remaining below that of the UK.

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‘We must invest more in support services for those recovering from the effects of Covid-19’ - vows Health Minister Eluned Morgan as new Adferiad (Recover) support programme is launched

‘Investing in services and a dedicated support programme for those recovering from the long term effects of COVID-19 is crucial as we begin the recovery from the pandemic’, Health Minister Eluned Morgan has vowed after meeting with clinicians and patients.

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We must keep following the science, says new Climate Change Minister

The new Minister for Climate Change has said that the Welsh Government’s new Programme for Government will have a central  focus on the environment while warning “we will all need to do much more to reduce our carbon emissions over the next 10 years than we have in the last 30”.

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**DIARY MARKER - Not for publication, broadcast or social media** | We must keep following the science, says new Climate Change Minister

When:  Thursday, June 10 - 3pm to 4.30pm

Where: Lisvane and Llanishen reservoirs.

Reporters and/or camera operators are invited to attend.

Any interview footage will be strictly embargoed until 00.01 on Sunday, June 13.

If you wish to attend, please contact Jamie Robins on 07814 298412 or email jamie.robins@gov.wales.

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Covid hubs in North Wales offering support to the hardest hit

Hubs offering holistic support to people who need to self-isolate and to those hit hardest by the pandemic are being rolled out in a pilot scheme across five areas in North Wales.

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Major funding boost to support personalised learner support

The Welsh Government will provide £33m to support learners in colleges and sixth forms across Wales, as part of the £150m it has committed to the education response to Covid-19.

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“No-one left behind” as Wales’ incredible vaccine programme moves forward

All over-18s will be offered a Covid vaccine by the start of next week, as First Minister Mark Drakeford praised the people behind Wales’ world-leading vaccination programme.