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Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers are to be banned in Wales as part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn confirmed today.


How Wales became a world leader in recycling.

The Welsh Government is working to make Wales a greener, more equal, and more prosperous country. How we manage our waste and the resources we use has become even more crucial; in the growing fight to tackle climate change. Since Wales has had its own government in 1999, we have become a global leader in recycling. We’re now first in the UK, second in Europe and third in the world for household waste recycling. Put simply, recycling is what we do! This achievement has taken a clear, long term vision, strong partnership working, significant investment and clear milestones along the way.


Housing Minister confirms Help to Buy Wales loan interest repayment holiday

The Welsh Government is introducing a temporary three month interest repayment holiday for interest bearing Help to Buy Wales customers who may suffer financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Housing Minister, Julie James, has confirmed.


Emergency support for business hit by Coronavirus

The Welsh Government is today announcing a package of support worth more than £200m for small businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak.



Working to prevent homelessness: Minister accepts in principle new recommendations to end homelessness in Wales

The Welsh Government has accepted in principle wide-ranging recommendations from a group of experts on what it needs to do to end homelessness in Wales, Housing Minister, Julie James, will announce today.

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Chief Medical Officer for Wales announces death of first COVID-19 patient in Wales

Dr Frank Atherton confirms a patient in Wales has sadly died after contracting COVID-19

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‘Putting Passengers First’ – Minister proposes bold new ‘toolkit’ to strengthen bus services in Wales

Ken Skates will today (Monday 16th March) introduce new legislation into the Senedd giving councils bold new powers to reshape bus services across Wales.

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Businesses offered capital repayment holidays to help manage coronavirus impact

The latest wave of support for businesses affected by coronavirus was today announced by Economy Minister Ken Skates, as he launched a conversation with companies about what they need to respond to the outbreak.

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Coronavirus: A message from the First Minister of Wales

I know that many of you are worried about the global Coronavirus outbreak as it begins to gather pace Wales.