Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
- Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
- Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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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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Creating a sustainable economy
We want to nurture and develop opportunities as well as looking at how the economy can develop without conflicting with the needs of the environment and society.
As a country we are well placed to take advantage of the many economic opportunities offered by the green economy in terms of energy, technology, research and development.
Sustainable economic growth is about defining the long term development of our nation. It means:
- healthy, productive people
- vibrant, inclusive communities
- a diverse and resilient environment
- an advanced and innovative economy.
In our Programme for Government the key action for Growth and Sustainable Jobs is to:
“Strengthen the conditions that will enable business to create jobs and sustainable economic growth”.
We are supporting sectors and businesses on a transition to becoming low carbon and resource efficient. We are taking a green growth approach to deliver the long term growth of the whole of the economy, and not just for the energy and environment sector, working with the Climate Change Commissioner for Wales and the Council for Economic Renewal.
In addition to our work supporting business development across sectors and business areas as demonstrated on the business and economy pages, we are also working with partners in the following sectors: