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- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
- The designation of higher education courses at alternative providers for the purpose of student support
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Jane Hutt AM
Educated at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and Bristol University, Jane is also an Honorary Fellow of University of Wales Institute Cardiff.
Prior to her election to the National Assembly for Wales, Jane was director of Chwarae Teg (Fair Play) and was the Welsh member on the New Opportunities (UK) Fund and was an elected Member of the former South Glamorgan County Council.
Jane is married with two children, is a Welsh learner, and lives in Barry.
Having served as Minister for Health and Social Services (1999-2005), Minister for Assembly Business, Children and Equalities (2005-2007) and Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (2007-2009), Jane was appointed as Minister for Budget and Business in December 2009. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, Jane Hutt was appointed Minister for Finance and Leader of the House and in March 2013 was appointed Minister for Finance. In September 2014, she was appointed Minister for Finance and Government Business.
The Minister for Finance and Government Business is responsible for:
- Providing strategic financial direction and management of the resources of the Welsh Government;
- Development of a Welsh Treasury function;
- Publishing and consulting on the Welsh Government’s budget proposals;
- General oversight of financial accounting and audit;
- Making most effective use of the Welsh Government’s budget through rigorous in year budget monitoring and management;
- Ensuring value for money and effectiveness of spend across the Welsh Government’s budget through continual challenge and development of underpinning systems on evidence and evaluation;
- Operation of the devolved funding settlement and the Statement of Funding;
- Value Wales;
- National Procurement Service;
- Oversight of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), but not priorities or policy decisions regarding PFI projects within another Minister’s portfolio;
- Matters affecting Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies (WGSBs) collectively and in general, but not matters relating to specific WGSBs, which remain the responsibility of their respective Ministers;
- The Location Strategy and the co-ordination of acquisition, maintenance and disposal of property and other assets used by the Welsh Government in the exercise of its functions;
- The co-ordination of National Statistics and the maintenance and development of the co-ordinating structure under the National Statistics Framework. (For other Welsh Ministers their role covers statistical activity in relation to their portfolio responsibilities);
- The content or conduct of the Census in Wales;
- Policy on and administration of European Union structural funds, related programmes except the Common Agricultural Policy;
- Strategic Communications;
- Responsibility for managing Welsh Government business in the Assembly in line with standing orders.
Writing to Ministers
Contact Jane Hutt by email at: email@example.com
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