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Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething with a learner at Itec in Cwmbran

Extra £2.5m to support more young people into work or further training

A programme that provides young people the skills, qualifications and experience they need to get a job, continue their training or return to education is to receive an extra £2.5m in funding.

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething and CEO of Safran Seats GB, Véronique Bardelmann

More than 900 workers sitting comfortably following Welsh Government support for business growth

A business that designs, manufactures and maintains first and business class aircraft seating is investing for the future at its sites in Newport and Cwmbran, after Welsh Government funding helped support more than 900 existing jobs and further workforce growth.

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Van Gogh self-portrait comes to Wales for the first time

  • Artwork is part of a brand-new exhibition at National Museum Cardiff,
  • The loan marks the end of Welsh Government’s Wales in France year which has cemented stronger cultural, sports and business ties through more than 40 events,
  • La Parisienne by Renoir will set up home in Musée D’Orsay, Paris as part of the art exchange.
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Economy Minister welcomes Senedd vote for longer transition to protect steel jobs

The Economy Minister has welcomed a unanimous Senedd vote arguing that there is a viable future for blast furnace steelmaking in Wales as part of a just transition.

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Building a stronger future for Welsh construction

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething recently addressed a construction summit in Cardiff which brought together Welsh construction sector leaders during a period of economic pressures and challenges.

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£300k to safeguard future of paper packaging firm in Caerphilly

A paper packaging manufacturer for the food industry in Caerphilly has been granted £300,000 of Welsh Government funding to safeguard 55 jobs and create 10 more.

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‘Wales being failed by Levelling Up’, says Economy Minister

The Economy Minister will today (Tuesday 16th January) say in a Senedd debate that the UK Government’s Levelling-Up schemes are failing Welsh people, businesses, and communities as the amount of unreplaced EU funding rises with inflation.

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Sports start-up is batting for success thanks to Business Wales

The Welsh Government has announced further support for its scheme to help unemployed people facing hidden barriers to start their own business

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£1.5 million for digital factory hub helping Welsh manufacturers to innovate

A pioneering project in Neath Port Talbot to help manufacturers boost productivity and sustainability has been granted £1.5m of Welsh Government innovation funding.

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Plans unveiled for statutory registration and licensing scheme for visitor accommodation in Wales

Plans to introduce a statutory registration and licensing scheme for all visitor accommodation in Wales have been announced by the Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden today (Tuesday, January 9) with legislation expected to be introduced to the Senedd before the end of the year.

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Creative Wales support gives rise to over £200m for the Welsh economy

The development of Wales’ creative industries is widely recognised as one of the country’s major economic success stories and as new drama ‘Men Up’ airs today (Friday, December 29), it’s a wrap on another year of success.

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Tens of thousands of homes and businesses can access gigabit capable speeds as rollout of full fibre broadband smashes targets

More than 44,000 homes and businesses across Wales are benefiting from improved connectivity thanks to the Welsh Government’s rollout of fast full fibre broadband