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Independent Research into Community Bank State Aid Compliance

1 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales has approved funding in 2020 to 2021 for research into the state aid compliance of a proposal for a community bank in Wales.

Investment Funding to support the Improving Outcomes for Children work programme for 2020 to 2021

1 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the funding of £40,000 to be awarded to Cardiff County Council on behalf of The National Adoption Service for Wales to invest in the developmental and planning work around the marketing campaign for the all Wales local authority fostering brand and has also agreed the funding of £50,000 to recruit 1 post to begin piloting the Lifelong Links project in the family support service in Newport City Council.

Creative Wales Funding Support for Five Screen Sector Skills Projects

1 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism has agreed to provide grant support of £153,000 to support five screen sector skills projects for the creative sector in Wales.

Update of UK Ageing Index

1 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for Swansea University to update the UK Ageing Index and introduce new equality indicators.

Integrated Shotton Station and Access For All Programme

25 February 2021

The First Minister has agreed the inclusion of step free access for Ruabon and the Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales has agreed the Integrated Shotton station scheme.

Valleys to Work Transport Initiative

25 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed funding to support an extension to the Valleys Transport Pilot for a further year in 2021 to 2022.

Non-Domestic Rates  guidance - Enhanced Hospitality and Leisure Rates Relief Scheme

25 February 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the issuing of guidance for local authorities on the administration of the Enhanced Hospitality and Leisure Rates Relief Scheme.

Appointment of the Interim Environmental Protection Assessor, Wales

25 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the appointment of Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones as the Interim Environmental Protection Assessor, Wales.

Extension of programme funding for posts within Homes & Places

25 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to extend programme funding for twelve existing/new posts within Homes & Places.

Appointment of Consultants for Asset Valuation

25 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to a process for the appointment of consultants to provide the annual asset valuation.

Covid-19 - Higher Education Update February Review

25 February 2021

The Minister for Education and the First Minister have agreed the planned return of a small cohort of Higher Education Students.

Post-16 Workforce Development Project

25 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding from the further education Investing in Quality budget to take forward the Post-16 workforce development project.

Carbon Trust - Loan Scheme

24 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the responsible closure of the current SME Loans Scheme and to enact further engagement with Carbon Trust to repurpose the remaining funds, with a view to launching a replacement project by 1 April 2021.

Sale of land in Swansea

24 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of land in Swansea.

Sale of land on Broadaxe Business Park

24 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to vary the terms of disposal of a site in Presteigne, Powys.

Welsh Government’s annual report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals

24 February 2021

The First Minister and the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition agreed the Welsh Government’s annual report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals.

Publication of the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development

24 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved the publication of the revised Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development.

Welsh Industrial Decarbonisation

24 February 2021
 
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the establishment of the Welsh Industrial Decarbonisation task and finish group.

Integrated Care Fund Capital

24 February 2021
  
The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved Integrated Care Fund Capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg and Cardiff & Vale regions.

Appointment of Independent Member General to Powys Teaching Health Board

24 February 2021
 
The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Dr Rhobert Lewis as Independent Member General to Powys Teaching Health Board for 4 years, from 22 February 2021 until 21 February 2025.

VR Investment Update

24 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the early repayment of the Welsh Government loan provided to a Company and retention of its equity on the same commercial terms as other minority shareholders.

Application for registration of an independent school

24 February 2021
 
The Minister for Education has approved the application for registration of an independent school in Wales – Westward House School, Carmarthenshire. 

Appointment of Wales board member for Transport Focus

24 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to extend the appointment of the Welsh board member of Transport Focus until after the next Welsh Parliament elections.

Innovative Housing Programme United Welsh Modern Methods of Construction Investment

24 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to provide Innovative Housing Programme support to United Welsh Housing Association for the delivery of affordable housing using Modern Methods of Construction.

Application for registration of an independent school - Sporting Chance, Newport

24 February 2021
 
The Minister for Education has approved the application for registration of an independent school in Wales– Sporting Chance, Newport.

Response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee 

24 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed a response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee's Report, Turn up the volume: An Inquiry into the live music industry.

Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups programme budget 2021 to 2022

24 February 2021

The Minister for Mental Health Wellbeing and the Welsh Language has agreed arrangements for the allocation of the Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups programme budget 2021 to 2022.

Funding to ensure continued operation of PYST Cyfyngedig and the AM bilingual digital platform

24 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved funding to ensure continued operation of PYST Cyfyngedig and the AM bilingual digital platform.

Section 83; Consent for Natural Resources Wales to enter into an agreement for Upper Ogmore

24 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for Natural Resources Wales can enter into a lease agreement with Renewable Energy Systems over part of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate near Upper Ogmore.

Transforming Towns Placemaking Plan

24 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government and the First Minister have agreed funding for the Transforming Towns Placemaking Plan, former Crown Packaging Building, Neath and a Placemaking Plan for Swansea City Centre for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Study at specialist further education establishments

23 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist further education establishments.

Response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee’s Report on the ‘Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the Creative Industries’.

Books Council of Wales

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the Books Council of Wales’ operational plan for 2020  to 2021.

Response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed a response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee’s Report on the ‘Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on Journalism and Local Media’.

Creative Wales Factual Fund Partnership

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a factual content co-funding partnership with BBC Wales and BBC 3, to support the indigenous factual production sector.

5G Create programme

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed costs relating to a bid to the Dept’ for Culture, Media and Sport ‘5G Create’ competition.

Augmented reality experience

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the award of £50,000 to Fictioneers Limited for costs relating to the delivery of an augmented reality experience in Cardiff.

Business support

23 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a business in Cardiff.

Local Health Boards and Carers Partnerships Funding

23 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to funding of £1million for local health boards and their carers’ partnerships in 2021 to 2022, for activities to support unpaid carers, including young carers.

Funding for the testing phase of the non -maintained settings Curriculum and Assessment arrangements in the Summer term 2021

23 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the arrangements to test draft non-maintained settings curriculum and assessment arrangements in the summer term.

Revenue funding to support the delivery of Health Emergency Preparedness Activities

23 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to revenue funding for 2020 to 2021 financial year to support the delivery of Health Emergency Preparedness Activities.

Proposals to manage risks from invasive non-native species in 2021 to 2022

23 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed outline proposals for actions in 2021 to 2022 to improve the management and control of invasive non-native species in Wales, helping to meet national and international biodiversity commitments.

Pathogen Genomics: Capital Requirement

22 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the additional funding for Pathogen Genomics Service.

Additional funding for Apprentices - Digital exclusion

22 February 2021

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed funding for the 2020 to 2021 financial year, to support digitally excluded apprentices to continue with their apprenticeship programme.

Borrowing Approval from Mumbles Community Council

22 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Mumbles Community Council.

Capital funding Old Shire Hall Llandeilo

18 February 2021

The First Minister has agreed funding of £0.2million to support the restoration work of the Shire Hall in Llandeilo.

Settlement of Contractual Dispute

18 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the settlement of the contractual dispute with contractor Costain in respect of construction works on the A465 (Section2).

Modernising to meet a 21st Century vision for Public Services in Blaenau Gwent

18 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed funding for the mapping and testing of on-line, digital, customer services provided by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

Tech Valleys Provision of Funding for the Lime Avenue Employment Park

18 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to provide funding for the development of the Lime Avenue Employment Park in Ebbw Vale.

Tech Valleys 5G Rural Connected Communities Project

18 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport approved  £1.2million of funding for a 5G Infrastructure and Innovation project supporting businesses in Tech Valleys.

Development Bank of Wales

18 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved a revised Framework Document between Welsh Government and the Development Bank of Wales.

Testing Approach in Education and Childcare Settings in Wales

18 February 2021
 
The Minister for Health and Social Care, the Minister for Education and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care have agreed to twice weekly testing for staff in Education and Childcare Settings in Wales.

Childcare Offer payments and Covid 19

18 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Childcare Offer payments and Covid-19: funding arrangements from 22 February until the end of the Easter school holidays 2021.

Funding for Groundwork

18 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed revenue funding for Groundwork in Wales in 2021 to 2022. 

Funding for Health Protection resilience

18 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to additional Welsh Government funding to recruit more than 100 additional health protection whole time equivalent staff for Public Health Wales.

Saundersfoot Community Council

18 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Saundersfoot Community Council.

Sale of land at St Asaph

18 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the disposal of land at St Asaph.

Integrated care fund  capital  Project Proposals

17 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved Integrated care fund capital funding for projects within the North Wales, West Wales and Cardiff & Vale regions.

Circular Economy Fund

17 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding, in 2020 to 2021, for projects promoting a green recovery in our town centres.

Capital funding for Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service

17 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed £1.669m funding to support the implementation of a 24/7 service and the establishment of the Critical Care Transfer Service.

Extension of the dental electronic referral system

17 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the extension for the contract of the dental electronic referral management system.

National Social Care Data Strategy

17 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social has agreed the initial areas of focus to progress social services data sharing.

Covid-19 risk assessment tool

16 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has approved funding to promote a Covid-19 risk assessment tool to practitioners working in the social care sector.

Social services annual reports

16 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the submission of local authority social services annual reports for 2019 to 2020 can be delayed until September 2021 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support for Celtic Credit Union

16 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to provide £55,000 in capital support to Celtic Credit Union.

Fostering annual reviews

16 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed an extension to the deadline for a full annual review including full medical assessment for temporary foster carers.

Tourism and Marketing recovery programme

16 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the funding to support a £1.04 million Tourism and Marketing recovery programme for 2020 to 2021 to help a key part of the Welsh economy plan for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and re-open safely.

Covid Community Framework

16 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to extend the Covid Community Framework.

Future Wales – the national plan 2040

16 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the associated documents to accompany the publication of ‘Future Wales – the national plan 2040’.

The Hwb EdTech programme

15 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to continue support for the Hwb EdTech programme.

Seren programme

15 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Seren programme for 2021 to 2022.

Covid-19 testing

15 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Education agreed to the proposed pilot at Swansea University utilising LAMP Optigene devices for the asymptomatic testing of their students.

Appointment to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

15 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to approve the proposed future composition of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and has agreed to the reappointment of Janet Swadling for a second term on the Board.

Disposal of land

15 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the disposal of property in Powys.

Regional development

15 February 2021

The Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the First Minister have agreed to Commission the Office of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to assist in the implementation of some of their recommendations identified in the OECD report into regional development.

Sale of property

15 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of a property in Ebbw Vale.

Cardiff Harbour Authority

15 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed funding for Cardiff Harbour Authority for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Social care futures programme

15 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for a secondment to the Welsh Government to support work on the social care futures programme implementation.

Support for creative industries

15 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding to support a £1 million creative industries recovery programme to support the recovery and growth of the sector.

Local Transport Grants

15 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed arrangements for Local Transport Fund, Resilient Road Fund and Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund in 2021 to 2022 and for guidance to be shared with local authorities.  

Request for COVID Recovery Funding - Urdd

15 February 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed additional Welsh Government funding of £1.3m in 2020-21 to support the Urdd’s recovery as a direct result of COVID-19.

Bro Tathan site

15 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed further funding associated with the development and operation of the Bro Tathan site.

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers

11 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the additional costs for the final Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers publication.

National Library of Wales

11 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism agreed the National Library of Wales’ new strategic plan for 2021 to 2026.

Appointments to the Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner

11 February 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has appointed Rona Aldrich, Elin Maher and Gwyn Williams to the Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner for a term of three years beginning on 1 April 2021.

Low Carbon Delivery Plan

11 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to establish of a Ministerial Task and Finish group to progress the development of the next Low Carbon Delivery Plan.

Disposal of land

11 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the disposal of land in Conwy.

Borrowing approval

11 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Llangefni Town Council.

Enhanced C19 testing in Care Homes

9 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy for Health and Social Services, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and Minister for Local Government and Housing have agreed to the Enhancing COVID-19 testing in care homes.

Plant Protection Products and Biocides

9 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to replacement Agency Agreements between the Health and Safety Executive and the Welsh Ministers on Plant Protection Products and biocides.

Coastal Communities Fund 2021-23

9 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to a Round 6 Coastal Communities Fund for 2021-23, administered by the National Lottery Community Fund, with an allocation of the fund targeted to coastal town centres.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust 2021-22

9 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to continue funding for Coalfields Regeneration Trust for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Disposal of land north of Port Talbot Magistrates Court

9 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the disposal of land at Port Talbot.

Avian Influenza funding

9 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has authorised £1 million emergency funding for the Animal and Plant Health Agency to control the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Wales. An initial allocation of £500k was agreed on 4 February.

NHS and Doctor and Dentists’ pay review bodies

9 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the NHS Pay Review Body and Doctor and Dentists Pay Review Body remit letters for 2021 to 2022.

20 mph pilot schemes

9 February 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales approved funding for the 20 mph pilot schemes projects.

Energy Research partnership membership

9 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to fund the renewal of the Energy Research partnership membership for three years in one payment in January 2021.

Transfer of funding from reserves

9 February 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has approved the transfer of £1 million from reserves to meet a forecast overspend in the current financial year. 

Police Settlement

9 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the Police Settlement 2021 to 2022.

Covid-19 protection equipment for taxi drivers

9 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the offer of a free personal professional equipment pack to all licensed taxi and public hire vehicle drivers in Wales.

Covid-19 testing

8 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Covid-19 Community Testing Programme.

Children’s speech language and communication

8 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed amendments to the funding for the ‘Talk with Me: Speech Language and Communication Delivery Plan’.

Cultural Recovery Fund

8 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved extending the Cultural Recovery Fund to eligible freelancers at a total cost of £8.870 million.

Wales Flexible Investment Fund

8 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the allocation of supplementary funding to the Wales Flexible Investment Fund, which is operated by the Development Bank of Wales.

Rates relief for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses

8 February 2021

The Ministers for Finance and Trefnydd, Housing and Local Government and Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed to the establishment of a grant scheme to provide the equivalent of full rates relief to hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses occupying premises with a rateable value of over £500k, for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

National Training Framework contract extension

8 February 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to extend the National Training Framework contact for those who work with or come into contact with victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Funding for the National Library of Wales and the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

8 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding for the National Library of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

Ofcom Annual Plan

8 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the response to the proposed Ofcom Annual Plan 2021 to 2022.

Sale of land

8 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of land at Waterton Park, Bridgend.

Independent Community Journalism Fund

8 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed further business resilience grant funding for each of the eight independent community news organisations in response to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Appointment to WGC Holdco Ltd

4 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the appointment of a director to WGC HoldCo Limited.

Approval to undertake a Trade Survey for Wales 2021/22

4 February 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the spending of up to £200,000 on commissioning a Trade Survey for Wales in 2021 to 2022.

Recruitment of three critical vacancies for Employability and Skills

3 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the use of programme funds to replace three critical vacancies within the Employability and Skills division.

Local Environment Record Centres funding 2020-21

3 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to continue to provide the funding to the Welsh Local Environment Record Centres for 2020-21.

Active Travel and Trunk Road Improvement Schemes

3 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has approved the Procedure & Advice Guidance for Active Travel and Trunk Road Improvement Schemes

Non Domestic Rates Grants 25 Jan - 31 March 2021

3 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have approved a business support package for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses.

Agreement to the revised Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2019-22

3 February 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed revisions to the Substance Misuse Delivery Plan as published on 28th January 2021’

Registration of an independent school

3 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the application for registration of an independent school in Wales – Wadham College of Science, Park House, Park Square, Newport

Public Service Boards support

3 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the support package for Public Service Boards in financial year 2021 to 2022.

A465 dualling scheme

3 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to make a supplementary Order for the A465, Heads of the Valleys Dualling, Dowlais Top to Hirwaun, Scheme.

Funding the Welsh Fisherman’s Association

3 February 2021

The Minister for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to continue to fund the Welsh Fisherman’s Association for their core funding for 2021 to 2022.

Funding for Cadw

3 February 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved additional revenue funding for Cadw for 2020 to 2021.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

1 February 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the Business Justification Case relating to Waldo Williams Primary School, Haverfordwest.

Curriculum for Wales implementation plan

1 February 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the ‘Curriculum for Wales: Curriculum Implementation Plan, National Network, and Learning Recovery Plan’.

Funding for Communities Creating Homes

1 February 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved funding to the Wales Co-operative Centre in 2021 to 2022 to support the Communities Creating Homes project.

Specialist further education

1 February 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed advice in regard to the status of specialist further education establishments following the decision to close schools and colleges for face to face learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 vaccination outreach

1 February 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip approved £70,000 to support additional Covid-19 vaccination outreach work with minority communities.

Appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

1 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint David Edwards as Independent Member, ICT, to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, for 4 years from 01 April 2021 until 31 March 2025.

Packaging Waste Regulations

1 February 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to a joint UK wide consultation on proposed amendments to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 following the intention of Scotland to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme.

Calon Energy Plant

1 February 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of £54,000 and the appointment of Arup to provide external technical advice for the Calon Energy Plant.

Calon Energy Plant

1 February 2021

'The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure and the appointment of a law firm for the provision of external legal advice in relation to the Calon Energy Plant.

Health and social care Winter pressures

1 February 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed additional funding to meet Regional Partnership Boards Winter and Covid plans.

Cafcass Cymru funding

27 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed resourcing for Cafcass Cymru to deliver its statutory duties.

Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering

27 January 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed funding for projects seeking revenue grants from the Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering.

Cafcass Cymru funding

27 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed resourcing for Cafcass Cymru to deliver its statutory duties.

Future Wales 2040

27 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the final changes to Future Wales 2040.

Cafcass Cymru funding

27 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed resourcing for Cafcass Cymru to deliver its statutory duties.

Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision Project

25 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Notice of Intention to provide new “open space” access rights to enable the Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision Project to proceed.

Public footpath closure

25 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to give Vale of Glamorgan Council a 12 month deadline for to resolve a public footpath closure case but future cases should be resolved within 6 months.

111 service

25 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the further roll out of the 111 service across Wales.

Food Standards Agency Wales funding

21 January 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed to increase Food Standards Agency Wales funding recurrently by £1.5 million from financial year 2021 to 2022 onwards due to the additional functions and responsibilities required following the EU Transition period.

Alcohol related brain damage

21 January 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed to consult on a draft ‘Support and Treatment Framework for Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Support for Alcohol Related Brain Damage’.

Childcare Offer payments

21 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed Childcare Offer payment arrangements during Covid-19 pandemic for January to February 2021.

Green recovery

21 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to Covid-19 reconstruction funding for expanding re-use and repair shops to promote a green recovery in our town centres.

Site development

21 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed further funding associated with the development site at Coed Ely, Tonyrefail.

Sale of land

21 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of land in Newport.

Business support

21 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant Funding for a business in Wales.

Hwb EdTech programme

19 January 2021

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed a further investment of £11.888 million in the Hwb EdTech programme to purchase education devices in financial year 2020 to 2021.

Business support

19 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Blaenau Gwent.

Hydrogen energy sector

19 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for ‘Hydrogen in Wales’ to be published for consultation. 

Business support

19 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant Funding for a business in Wales.

Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales

19 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to update the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales

Bike Park Wales

19 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed Natural Resources Wales enters into a new lease of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate in Gethin Forest, to allow an expansion of Bike Park Wales.

Listed buildings regulations

19 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed a public consultation on draft listed buildings regulations and associated guidance document.

Business support

19 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Property Development Grant Funding for a proposed development on Deeside, Flintshire.

Support for volunteering in the NHS

19 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the extension of grant funding for the coordination of Third Sector engagement and volunteering in health and social care.

Children and Communities Grant

19 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the indicative Children and Communities Grant allocations for financial year 2021-2022 to local authorities and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations.

Funding for the Cwlwm childcare consortium

18 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to provide an indicative offer of funding to Cwlwm childcare consortium of £1,444,410 for financial year 2021 2022 financial year. 

Business support

18 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to grant a company consent to enter into a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme agreement.

National Occupational Standards

18 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to extend the arrangement with Skills Development Scotland to continue to host the management, delivery and coordination of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and commissioning of new, and the revision of, priority apprenticeship frameworks during 2021 to 2022 and continued funding support towards the development of priority NOS during 2021 to 2022 and to commission the quality assurance of Welsh translations of NOS.

Business support

18 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to enable the purchase and refurbishment of a factory in Blaenau Gwent along with the associated legal and project management services.

Cultural Recovery Grant

18 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant funding for an organisation in Wales.

Wales Cultural Recovery Fund

14 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant Funding for an organisation in Wales.

Work Based Learning Programme Specification and Guidance

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to updates to the Work Based Learning Programme Specification and Guidance to allow for eligibility exemptions for employer incentive payments to recruit apprentices.

National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare

14 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the reintroduction of a temporary relaxation of specified National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare (for children up to the age of 12 years) to all registered childcare providers until 30 June 2021.  The temporary relaxations relate to specified standards which are laid out within the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years and are in response to Covid-19.
Any relaxation will be restricted to Welsh Government guidelines, and subject to local authority approval on a case by case basis.

Local Broadband Fund

14 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the funding for the Local Broadband Fund Capital and Revenue Schemes for Tranche 1 and to extend the period of the fund to cover financial year 2023 to 2024.

Support for research

14 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed a budget of £2m relating to a bid to the UK Research and Innovation ‘Strength in Places’ competition.

Support for union-led learning

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for the Wales Union Learning and Wales TUC Year 3 programmes.

Social Housing Grant

14 January 2021

The Minister for Housing for Local Government has agreed the allocation of the 2020 to 2021 Social Housing Grant and the allocation of funding to Pobl Group.

A465 dualling project

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a compensation payment to a businesses and acquisition of property.

Recovery of loan

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed arrangements for settlement/partial recovery of outstanding commercial loan funds from the administration of a South Wales based company.

Offa’s Dyke Business Park

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the construction and lease of new building in Powys.

Additional Learning Support

14 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed Additional Learning Support funding to support Welsh learners who are accessing day provision at further education institutions in England.

Housing Support Grant

14 January 2021

The First Minister has agreed the indicative allocation for the Housing Support Grant for 2021 to 2022 for Swansea Council. The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the indicative allocations for the remaining local authorities. 

Integrated Care Fund

14 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund funding of up to £40 million across the 7 regional partnership board areas for 2021 to 2022.

Integrated Care Fund

14 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved Integrated Care Fund funding for projects within the Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf, North Wales, West Glamorgan and West Wales regions.

Additional work to support the development of the Wales Transport Strategy and Low Carbon Delivery Plan

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for the remainder of the financial year 2020 to 2021, to develop the Wales Transport Strategy and to deliver the Low Carbon Development Plan.

Wales coronavirus evidence centre

14 January 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed to establish a Wales coronavirus evidence centre to provide a Welsh-specific programme of research, evidence synthesis and knowledge mobilisation to meet priorities and urgent needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

Careers guidance

14 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to cease the Gatsby Pilot as originally planned on 31 December and that Careers Wales should take forward the development of a new Quality Award for good careers guidance in schools and process for rolling out across Wales.

Entrepreneurship and Delivery programme

14 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed payments for the Entrepreneurship and Delivery programme to be released in financial years 2020 to 2021, 2021 to 2022, 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024.

Litter and Fly-tipping Prevention Plan

14 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the launch of the consultation on the draft Litter and Fly-tipping Prevention Plan for Wales in January 2021

Support for education provision in the non-maintained sector

14 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed grant funding to support education provision in the non-maintained sector for financial year 2021 to 2022.

Regulation of Ozone and Fluorinated gasses

12 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the provisional Framework Outline Agreement and associated provisional Concordat setting out the long term governance to regulate Ozone depleting substances and Fluorinated greenhouse gases across Great Britain.

Industrial pollution control

12 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the provisional Framework Outline Agreement and associated provisional Concordat setting out the long term governance to support the setting of Best Available Techniques for industrial pollution control across the United Kingdom.

Equality and Cohesion budget

12 January 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the Equality and Cohesion budget for financial year 2021 to 2022.

Review of Chwatae Teg funding

12 January 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed expenditure to conduct an independent value for money review of the Chwarae Teg core funding.

Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme

12 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the scope of the review of the Landfill Disposal Tax Communities Scheme to be undertaken by an external organisation; and to extend the current contract with Wales Council of Voluntary Action to administer the scheme for a further 24 months.

Teacher Training Incentives Scheme

12 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for the PGCE Further Education Teacher Training Incentives Scheme in academic year 2021 to 2022.

North Wales Growth Deal

12 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the ‘Full Deal Agreement’ of the North Wales Growth Deal.

The Efficiency through Technology Programme

12 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the extension of the Efficiency through Technology Programme by 12 months until March 2022, and the scoping and development of a future funding programme.

Substance misuse funding

11 January 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has approved indicative allocations of Substance Misuse revenue and capital budgets following publication of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget on 21 December 2020.

Procurement of Ultra Low Emission Buses

11 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to make funding available to Carmarthenshire County Council to enable the purchase of 8 ultra-low emission buses and associated vehicle charging equipment for deployment on the TrawsCymru T1 route.

Business support

11 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Flintshire.

Cultural Recovery Grant funding

7 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant funding for 3 organisations.

Cultural Recovery Grant funding

7 January 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Cultural Recovery Grant funding for 2 organisations.

Digital Learning Division

7 January 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding for six new, externally recruited, two year fixed term posts for the Digital Learning Division.

Borrowing approval

7 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Llandeilo Fawr Town Council.

Careers Wales strategic vision

7 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the 2021 to 2026 strategic vision for Careers Wales ‘Brighter Futures’.

European Agency for Special Needs

7 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to renew Wales’ membership of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education for 2021.

Planning Policy Wales

7 January 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the publication of Planning Policy Wales Edition 11 alongside Future Wales: The National Plan 2040 and the consequential revocation of Technical Advice Note 8: Planning for Renewable Energy on the same date both documents are published.

Low carbon feasibility study

7 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide funding in 2020 to 2021 to the Isle of Anglesey County Council, to support a low carbon feasibility study.

Economic stimulus funding

7 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide funding in 2020 to 2021 to Gwynedd Council, to increase the resilience of commercial centres in Gwynedd.

Integrated Care Fund

7 January 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Mental Health, Well-being and Welsh Language have agreed the allocation of the £89 million to Regional Partnership Boards via Integrated Care Fund (ICF) for financial year 2021 to 2022, and that ICF will no longer fund the Welsh Community Care Information System from the end of March 2021, the responsibility for this funding, and an additional £2 million, will be from the Transformation Programme.

Traineeships and Jobs Growth Wales funding

7 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved Traineeships and Jobs Growth Wales provider allocations for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Access to Bocs Bwyd Da project

7 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to support five schools across the Valleys Regional Park area to have access to Bocs Bwyd Da project.

Internet of Things funding

6 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the allocation of £100,000 of digital infrastructure to each unitary authority within the Mid and South West Wales region.

Mid and South West Small Business Fund

6 January 2021

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to establish a Small Business Fund to provide investment to each of the six unitary authorities in Mid and South West Wales region.

ICT system to support the post 16 skills sector

6 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of £381,000 for financial year 2021 to 2022, in order to fund the appointment of specialist IT contractors to deliver the Employability Legacy programmes, Jobs Growth Wales Plus Programme and ReAct Plus Programme.

Curriculum for Wales

6 January 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the planned approach for consultations to take place on additional guidance for the Curriculum for Wales and agreed timings for updating the Framework.

Town Centre Loan for local authority use

6 January 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to an open call for Town Centre Loan Capital to all local authorities across Wales for their use.

Mid Wales Growth Deal

6 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding arrangements and draft Heads of Terms for a Mid Wales Growth Deal.

Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

6 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Patsy Roseblade as Independent Member Finance to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, for 4 years from 1 March 2021 until 28 February 2025.

Reappointments to Health Education and Improvement Wales

6 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the reappointments of Dr Ruth Hall (3 year reappointment from 01 February 2021 until 31 January 2024), Gill Lewis (4 year reappointment from 01 February 2021 until 31 January 2025) and Professor Ceri Phillips (4 year reappointment from 01 February 2021 until 31 January 2025) as Non-Executive Directors to Health Education and Improvement Wales.

Local Places for Nature Programme

5 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding to evaluate and support scheme managers to set up schemes for the Local Places for Nature Programme in 2021 to 2022. The Minister has also agreed a grant to Wales Council for Voluntary Action for Local Nature Partnerships undertaking action on the same programme until March 2021.

Local Nature Partnerships

5 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding allocations for Local Nature Partnerships in 2021 to 2022.

Local Places for Nature

5 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed arrangements for Wales Council for Voluntary Action and National Lottery Heritage Fund to facilitate and deliver Local Places for Nature in 2021 to  2022.

Local Places for Nature Programme

5 January 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the continuation of existing arrangements with current delivery partners for one year and funding of £1.8 million to Keep Wales Tidy for 2021 to 2022.

The Export Action Plan

5 January 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to deliver the Export Action Plan from financial year 2021 to 2022.

Funding for the NHS Wales Finance Delivery Unit

5 January 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed further funding for the NHS Wales Finance Delivery Unit to enhance its support for the ongoing development and implementation of Value-based Healthcare, refocus the Efficiency Framework and continue to develop its support and challenge function within NHS Wales.

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence budget

5 January 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence indicative Budget for financial year 2021 to 2022.