Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Written Statement - First meeting of European advisory group.
During the summer, and again in my oral statement of 13 September, I committed to establishing a European Advisory Group to provide advice to the Welsh Government on the challenges and potential opportunities Wales faces arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. It will also consider how Wales can best secure a continued positive relationship with Europe.
The Advisory Group, which is chaired by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, met for the first time this morning and brought together a range of individuals with expertise in European issues including Members of the European Parliament, business leaders and representatives from universities, colleges, trade unions, agriculture, public services and the third sector. Areas covered at the first meeting included developments since the referendum both within Wales and at a UK level, as well as a range of key issues and cross-cutting themes including: the single market; migration; social, environmental and economic protections; legislative, financial and constitutional implications; and Wales’ position in Europe.
The Advisory Group has a wealth of expertise and experience. The issues raised by the UK’s departure from the European Union go far beyond the interests of any particular party or Government. No single individual or party has a monopoly on good ideas, and we look forward to further benefitting from this group’s advice.
Discussions within the European Advisory Group are in confidence but updates on its work will be provided as part of the Welsh Government’s regular reporting to the National Assembly of progress on work related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
European Advisory Group members:
Councillor Phil Bale Leader of City of Cardiff Council
Kevin Crofton President, SPTS Technologies Ltd
Professor Richard B. Davies Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University
Jill Evans MEP Member of the European Parliament
Nathan Gill MEP Member of the European Parliament
David Jones OBE Principal and Chief Executive, Coleg Cambria
Sir Emyr Jones Parry President, Aberystwyth University
Dr Hywel Ceri Jones Former EU Funding Ambassador
Tom Jones OBE European Economic and Social Committee
Lord Kinnock Former Vice-President of the European Commission
Martin Mansfield General Secretary, Wales TUC
Ruth Marks MBE Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Baroness Eluned Morgan AM Former Member of the European Parliament
William Powell Chair of the Cross Party Group on Europe in the Fourth Assembly
Professor Colin Riordan President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University
Kevin Roberts Chair of the Agriculture Partnership Board
Dr Kay Swinburne MEP Member of the European Parliament
Derek Vaughan MEP Member of the European Parliament
Emma Watkins Director, CBI Wales