Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
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Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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English for Speakers of Other Languages
- To improve security in the immigration system, the Home Office has introduced a revised list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) and test centres.
- The Home Office believes that the security of the immigration and nationality system needs strengthening, and that it would not be feasible or reasonable to require other institutions to introduce the type of security measures the Home Office will be requiring of all new SELT list providers.
Consequently, from November 2015, in addition to passing the Life in the UK test, individuals applying for settlement or citizenship will be required to demonstrate their English language skills by taking a test at one of the centres on the new SELT list.
- This change will come into force during autumn 2015. This will give those individuals studying a funded course this academic year the opportunity to make an application for settlement or citizenship using that qualification, as well as ensuring that any starting a course later in 2015 are aware of the changing requirements.
- It should be noted that this does not apply to Refugees who are not required to provide evidence of English language ability in their applications for settlement.
- Welsh Government Officials are liaising with colleagues in the UK Home Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to draft more detailed guidance once more information becomes available.