Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones is travelling to America today to meet with political representatives and business leaders in Washington and New York.
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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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Growing research in Wales
Science in Wales is world class - more than three-quarters of the research undertaken by our universities has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Building a strong and successful scientific community is one of the Welsh Government’s core aims. We fund a number of programmes to develop the capacity of our research base.
The Sêr Cymru (“Stars Wales”) programme brings scientific talent into research posts in Wales.
The first phase committed up to £50m to bring prestigious research chairs to Wales’ universities. So far, 4 internationally-renowned academics have been appointed through the scheme. The first phase of the Sêr Cymru programme also supported the development of 3 national research networks in each of our 'grand challenge' areas: life sciences and health; low carbon, energy and environment; and advanced engineering and materials.
We are now launching the second phase of Sêr Cymru. This £60m phase includes a number of new initiatives to strengthen the capacity of Wales’ leading university research groups. These initiatives aim to bring scientists in the early or middle stages of their career, and those currently on a career break, into research posts in Wales.