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“It is indefensible and frankly deplorable that the UK Government are refusing to listen and to stand by those who need them the most.”

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt on the UK Government’s cut to the Universal Credit uplift. 

During a Senedd debate on Universal Credit today, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt, led a stern condemnation of the UK Government’s plan to cut the £20 per week uplift that will see thousands of individuals across Wales, in work and out, worse off.

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Wales demonstrates its united approach to welcoming Afghan arrivals as a Nation of Sanctuary.

This week, Wales has passed a significant milestone in our efforts to provide sanctuary to Afghan nationals who have supported our Armed Forces. Wales is now accommodating 50 families, comprising approximately 230 individuals. The majority of those who have arrived have directly supported Wales-based and Wales-facing Armed Forces units in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

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£1.9m to address food poverty in Welsh communities

Over £1.9m of funding is being awarded to organisations across Wales to help tackle food poverty and addressing food insecurity within local communities.

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Support for EU citizens until end of 2021

EU citizens in Wales will still be able to access free and confidential support for their EU Settlement Scheme applications until 31 December 2021, the Welsh Government have confirmed.

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Devolved administrations call for reversal of UK Government’s £20 Universal Credit cut

A letter from the UK’s three devolved Governments has been sent to the UK Government’s Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey, expressing “grave concerns” regarding plans to withdraw a £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit.

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100 new PCSOs funded by the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government have announced additional funding to provide a 100 Police Community Support Officers to tackle crime and support communities.

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15 millionth Wales-funded tree planted in Uganda

15 million trees have been planted in Uganda as part of a Welsh Government initiative to help tackle the climate emergency, with ambitions to plant 25 million trees by 2025.

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£800,000 boost for south Wales community projects

Eight community projects in south Wales have been awarded a share of almost £820,000 in funding from the Welsh Government.

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£700,000 boost for north and mid Wales community projects

Five community projects in north and mid Wales have been awarded a share of almost £725,000 in funding from the Welsh Government for the two regions.

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£1.5m boost for local community projects

Thirteen community projects across Wales have been awarded a share of over £1.5m in funding by the Welsh Government.

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“Help us forge the truly anti-racist Wales we all want to see”

With the deadline for the close of the Welsh Government’s Race Equality Action Plan’s consultation approaching on Thursday 15 July, Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt, issued a plea to organisations and individuals across Wales to ensure they help forge the truly Anti-Racist Wales we all want to see.

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“Volunteers are the glue which hold our communities together”

£1.4m in funding has been awarded to 12 projects in the hearts of communities across Wales, also marking Volunteers’ Week 2021.