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Planning permission for sheds and glasshouses on allotments to be scrapped in Wales

Planning permission will no longer be required for the erection of a shed or glasshouse on an allotment in Wales, under new Welsh Government plans to simplify planning rules.

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New law to make it easier for more people in Wales to stand to be local councillors

Councillors will be able to remotely attend council meetings more easily and job share cabinet posts, while councils will need to broadcast their meetings online, under new Welsh Government plans to support increasing diversity and transparency in local government.

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EU funds helping to grow job prospects for long-term unemployed

A new £1.3m project to support people facing complex barriers to employment compounded by mental ill health has been announced today by Jeremy Miles, Brexit Minister.

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Strengthened powers to allow Welsh councils to compulsory purchase empty houses and vacant land

Councils in Wales could be given stronger powers to compulsory purchase vacant land and redundant buildings in order to bring them back into use, when it is in the public interest to do so, under new Welsh Government proposals.

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“Wales to be world leader in recycling” – Hannah Blythyn

Wales will phase out the use of single-use plastics as part of its ambition to become the world-leading nation for recycling.

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A Budget for the NHS and the Future of Our Planet

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has unveiled a draft Budget with plans to invest more than £8bn for the Welsh NHS alongside ambitious projects to help combat climate change.

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“Positive, but not perfect” says Kirsty Williams as Minister welcomes Wales PISA improvement

  • Wales catches up international average in all subjects for first time
  • Wales scores higher to move up in all three subjects for first time
  • Best ever scores in reading and maths and improvement in science
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50,000 new jobs created in Wales, thanks to EU

Jeremy Miles is celebrating the success of more than a decade of EU funding in Wales, as well as looking ahead to potential future regional investment, as latest figures show almost 50,000 jobs have been created in Wales since the programme began.