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Funding boost for the great outdoors

Projects to improve access to the countryside and boost the sustainability of Designated Landscapes are to receive funding of £7.2m, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today.

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New £2m sustainable food packaging hub set for AMRC Cymru in Broughton

A new sustainable food packaging hub is being established at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru (AMRC Cymru) in Broughton thanks to a £2m financial investment from the Welsh Government.

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Aim for 30% of the Welsh workforce to work remotely

The Welsh Government has stated its long-term ambition to see around 30% of Welsh workers working from home or near from home, including after the threat of Covid-19 lessens.

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£1m to help Credit Unions support those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Additional funding of up to £1m will be invested in Credit Unions to ensure they can provide access to fair and affordable credit for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today.

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Welsh Government extends funding for debt, employment and benefit advice until March 2021

In January, the Welsh Government announced the £8.04m Single Advice Fund to enable support services, led by Citizens Advice Cymru, to provide free advice on debt, housing, employment, welfare benefit and other issues until December 2020. This funding has now been extended until March 2021.

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Further constraints on meeting socially and compulsory face coverings to help prevent new coronavirus crisis

Face coverings will become mandatory in indoor public places across Wales from Monday as rules are tightened to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis.

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Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

  • The NHS COVID-19 app currently being trialled will launch on Thursday 24 September in Wales and England including QR check-in at venues
  • Business venues urged to download NHS QR codes
  • QR codes will be an important way for individuals to record their movements helping the NHS Test, Trace, Protect system
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Welsh Government calls on UK Government to “play its part” as it backs Commission’s emphasis on public transport improvements in south-east Wales

Proposals for new train services, stations and joined up transport in south-east Wales have been outlined by the Welsh Government, who have called on the UK Government to “play its part” in delivering improvements to Wales’ railway.

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Economic Resilience Fund vital in protecting jobs at North Wales manufacturer

Hundreds of jobs at Chirk-based manufacturer Kronospan have been safeguarded with help from the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).

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More than £100million of new investment in Wales’ rural economy announced

Hundreds of projects boosting the rural economy, enhancing biodiversity and improving food sector resilience throughout Wales will be backed by a £106m financial investment for the next three years.

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£1.3m to support package of mental health services for all in Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has today (8 September) announced additional mental health support that anyone in Wales can access when they need to.

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Local lockdown restrictions imposed to control Caerphilly outbreak

Coronavirus laws will be tightened across Caerphilly borough to prevent a local outbreak of the virus spreading, Health Minister Vaughan Gething said tonight.