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Welsh Government steps in to replace EU-funded programmes to support people with complex barriers to find work

  • Welsh Government steps in following UK Government broken promise to replace EU funding in full through Shared Prosperity Fund.
  • Expanded Welsh Government-funded, Wales-wide programme to launch in April 2023.
  • Two existing EU-funded schemes extended for an additional year to ensure a smooth transition.
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Tourism and hospitality: a great sector to work in, which helps important experiences come to life – Economy Minister Vaughan Gething

“Tourism and hospitality is a great sector to work in” – that’s the message from Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, to mark the start of Wales Tourism Week 2022 (15 – 22 May).

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Welsh and UK Governments agree to establish Freeports in Wales

The Welsh Government has reached agreement with the UK Government on the establishment of Freeports in Wales, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed.

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Concerns raised on border check delay’s impact on farming

Continued delays to the introduction of EU import checks are a risk to biosecurity and put Welsh farmers at a disadvantage, Rural Affairs and North Wales Minister Lesley Griffiths has warned.

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New schemes to help refugees and people from Ukraine integrate into Wales

A new Welcome Ticket will provide refugees and people from Ukraine with free bus travel and they will also receive free entry to Cadw sites across Wales.

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Offshore Energy Cluster aims to realise North Wales’ low-carbon potential

M-SParc has been chosen as the accountable body for the Offshore Energy Alliance – a supply chain cluster established to take advantage of the opportunities offered by offshore energy in North Wales. 

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Welsh Government supporting growth and development of home-grown events

Arts and cultural events across Wales are looking forward to welcoming back visitors in person over the coming months as organisers switch back to live audience performances.  

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North Wales Tourism businesses ready for Easter

As tourism businesses across North Wales are gearing up for the Easter break, Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths visited Adventure Parc Snowdonia to hear about their preparations.

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Economy Minister announces £4.5m funding for Flexible Skills Programme

The Welsh Government is providing £4.5 million to develop the skills-base of businesses and create a Welsh workforce ready to capitalise on future economic opportunities, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced today.

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Pembrokeshire tourism businesses gear up for Easter

As tourism businesses across Wales gear up for Easter, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, visited businesses in Pembrokeshire who are looking forward to welcoming visitors following new developments and investment.

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£13m for Trade Unions to deliver learning support and upskill workers

More than £13million will support Trade Unions deliver skills solutions and learning support to workers over the next three years, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething announced today.