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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Intervention Expenditure

27 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Intervention Expenditure for 2021 to 2022.

Independent Chair to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board for Wales

25 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to re-appoint Michael Prior as Independent Chair of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board for a period of four years from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2025.

Appointment of Independent Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

25 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed the appointment of Helen Wilkinson as Independent Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRPW). This is in addition to the Minister’s agreement to appoint Ruth Glazzard as another Independent Member of IRPW earlier this year.

Funding Proposals for Education Research and Enquiry

20 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the funding Proposals for Education Research and Enquiry in the 2021 to 2022 Financial Year.

Establishment of Trawsynydd Site Development Company

19 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the establishment of Trawsfynydd Site Development Company.

Promoting Relationship Quality and Family Support

19 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding to promote relationship quality and family support.

British Science Association CREST Awards in Wales - continuation of funding

19 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved continuation of funding for 2021 – 2022 financial year for the British Science Association CREST Awards in Wales.

Devolution of broadcasting

17 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed a response to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee's Report, Exploring the devolution of broadcasting: How can Wales get the media it needs.

Education research

17 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the funding proposals for Education Research and Enquiry in financial year 2021 to 2022.

Eligibility for Covid-19 RT Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR )Testing

17 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the eligibility for Covid-19 Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing.

Covid-19 testing

14 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the eligibility for Covid-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing.

Covid-19 Emergency Funding to Hospices-2021 to 2022

11 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to support hospices in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic for six months.

Seeking approval for the sale of land at Swansea

11 May 2021

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

Application to the Privy Council

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed with officials’ recommendations regarding an application to the Privy Council by Swansea University to amend its Statute 5 in respect of the constitution of the University’s Council.

21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme for additional business cases and Higher Education Research Capital funding 2021 to 2022.

Funding for post-16 programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding for post-16 programme(s) of study at specialist further education  establishments.

Transport for Wales Remit letter 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the Remit Letter to Transport for Wales.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 20th April 2021

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding from the Economy Futures Fund for a project based in Neath Port Talbot. 

Arrangements for Alternative Routes in Initial Teacher Education

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed arrangements for alternative routes initial teacher education delivery for academic year 2022 to 2023.

Innovative Housing Programme additional Modern Methods of Construction schemes

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to award £2.2million to ATEB Housing to build 40 affordable homes and to award, subject to budget availability, £3.9million to Pobl to build 74 affordable homes.

Sponsorship of Four Nations Leadership Conference

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the sponsorship of Four Nations Leadership Conference.

Fibrespeed Lease Cost Funding 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021
 
The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed expenditure relating to the ongoing delivery and maintenance of the Welsh Government’s Fibrespeed interests in North Wales.

Certificate application for Snowdonia Visual Impact Project

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the publication of the Notice of Intention to give a certificate under Paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 to the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 for the purposes of providing new “open space” access rights to enable the Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision project to proceed.

Proposal to end sixth form provision at Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided School

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education approved Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s proposal to change the age range of Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School from 11 to19 years to 11 to 16 years, ending sixth form provision from 1 September 2022.

Active Travel Fund

7 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport & Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales have agreed to allocate funding from the Active Travel Fund to local authorities for 2021 to 2022.

Write off of court costs

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to write off of court costs due from student.

Delivering the Wales Transport Strategy – Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance Review and Update

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a review of the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance to be undertaken.

Funding  for a Business Productivity Enhancement Project

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport approved £900,000 to target the Business Productivity Enhancement Programme in the Tech Valleys, Torfaen and Caerphilly local authority areas.

Notification of historical write offs

7 May 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism have agreed to historical write offs for Oyster World Ltd which entered into administration in 2016.

Deregistering of Common Land

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the application to deregister part of Gelligaer and Merthyr Common and provide replacement land under section 16 of the Commons Act 2006.

Sale of Land at Cibyn

7 May 2021

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

Business Wales Marketing 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales have agreed funding for a campaign and creative assets to promote business support services and other priorities in the Welsh Government Economic Resilience and Restructure strategy.

Playworks Holiday Hunger funding

7 May 2021
 
The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the playworks holiday hunger funding for 2021-2022.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has accepted the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject the Basic Payment Scheme 2018.

Sale of Land at Pencoed Technology Park, Bridgend

7 May 2021

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

20 mph pilot study

7 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Minister for Economy, Transport  and North Wales have agreed funding for Transport for Wales to promote and manage the continuation of the 20mph Pilot Settlements Study, the continuation of the Pavement Parking Project and start of the All-Wales 20mph roll-out for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Help to Buy

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to enter into a contract with Help to Buy Wales Ltd for the delivery of phase 3 of Help to Buy in Wales.

Help to Buy

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed that Phase 3 of the Help to Buy – Wales shared equity scheme will continue until March 2023.

Help to Buy

7 May 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed funding for the Help to Buy – Wales shared equity scheme to continue until March 2023.

Support for business

7 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a Business in Conwy.

Specialist further education

7 May 2021

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

Business Wales Marketing

7 May 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North \Wales have agreed funding for a campaign and creative assets to promote business support services and other priorities in the Welsh Government Economic Resilience and Restructure strategy.

Delivery of Chwarae Teg programme

7 May 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed continued delivery of Chwarae Teg programme activities around gender equality via the approval of the Annual Grant Award Letter.

Appointments to the Housing Support National Advisory Board

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to appoint  Richard Eynon, Shubha Sangal and Versha Sood Mahindra as independent members, to the Housing Support National Advisory Board.

Appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the appointment of Nerys Llewellyn Jones to the position of Chair of the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales along with Janatha Stout and Steve Hughson as Independent Members.

Support for WEFO

7 May 2021

The First Minister has agreed the allocation of funding to support WEFO’s Technical Assistance Budget.

The Early Years Integration Transformation Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services approved the re-allocation of funding to support the Early Years Integration Transformation Programme.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed variation to the business case for a number of projects.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the business cases for: Mynydd Isa, Flintshire; Bridgend College; Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Rhyl; Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Pwllheli & Dolgellau; Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Bangor; Grwp Landrillo Menai, Llangefni; Centre for Learning and Wellbeing and Ysgol Y Deri, Vales of Glamorgan; Ysgol Yr Hafod, Wreham; Coleg Gwent, Usk Campus; Willow High, Cardiff; and, St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newport.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the business cases for: Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng, Powys; and, Ysgol Corn Hir, Ynys mon.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed variation to the business case for a number of projects.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the business case for Ysgol Treferthyr, Gwynedd.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the business cases for: Heronsbridge Special School, Bridgend; Ysgol Croes Atti, Flintshire; Welsh medium Primary, Borras Park, Wrexham; Ysgol Gyfun Is-Coed, Newport; and, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding for the land purchase of a site for a replacement of Willows High School Cardiff.

Financial Contingency Fund

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to extend the Financial Contingency Fund to cover the 2021 summer term and to the allocation of funds for that period.

Employability Skills Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales has agreed training provider’s participant allocations for the Employability Skills Programme to ensure continuing provision pending the introduction of the new ReAct+ programme in 2021 to 2022.

Support for the Welsh Contact Centre Forum

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved additional funding for 2021 to 2022 to support the work of the Welsh Contact Centre Forum.

Purchase of land

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the purchase of land for use in connection with the development of a rail related project in the South Wales area.

Healthy Ageing Programme

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the allocation of £227,642 to Age Cymru for the Healthy Ageing Programme for 2021 to 2022.

Disabled Students’ Allowance

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to a joint tender exercise with the department for Education to procure provision of study needs assessments for higher education students eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Education Maintenance Allowance and Welsh Government Learning Grant schemes

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the instruction in preparedness to draft the 2021 to 2022 further education schemes and Notice of Appointments for Students Loan Company.

Covid Recovery Plan for schools

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to support the Arts Council of Wales’ extension to the Creative Learning through the Arts programme, to support the Covid Recovery Plan for schools.

Support for testing in social care

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Local Government and Housing have agreed; to amend and extend the funding package for care homes in Wales to support the additional cost burden of testing in care homes for a further 13 weeks until the end of June 2021; and, to proportionately extend a financial support package to the wider social care sector for the period April – June 2021.

The Books Council of Wales draft Operational Plan

7 May 2021
 
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the Books Council of Wales’ draft Operational Plan for 2021 to 2022.

Creative Wales Business Plan and Budget

7 May 2021
 
The Minister for Mental Health Well-being and the Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism have agreed proposals for the Creative Wales Business Plan 2021 to 2022.

Pharmacy and Prescribing Choose Pharmacy budget 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the Pharmacy & Prescribing – Choose Pharmacy budget 2021 to 2022.

Lime Avenue Joint Venture Agreement

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and Deputy Minister Economy and Transport have agreed to enter an Agreement to develop land at Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale.

Coronavirus antibody testing for key groups: Surveillance strategy 2021

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to cease antibody testing for domiciliary care workers.

Section 83; consent for Natural Resources Wales to enter into an agreement for Pant-y-Wal

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed Natural Resources Wales can enter into a lease agreement with Pennant Walters Ltd over part of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate near Pant-y-Wal.

Section 83; consent for Natural Resources Wales to enter into an agreement for Abergorki

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed Natural Resources Wales can enter into a lease agreement with REG Power Management over part of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate near Abergorki.

Section 83; consent for Natural Resources Wales to enter into an agreement for Foel Trawsnant

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed Natural Resources Wales can enter into a lease agreement with Pennant Walters Ltd over part of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate near Foel Trawsnant.

Burns review

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales has agreed the allocation of a revenue budget for work to continue on implementing the core findings of the Burns review to relieve congestion on the M4 around Newport.

Residential Outdoor Education sector

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education, the Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to establish a Fund for the Residential Outdoor Education sector due to COVID-19 regulations resulting in restrictions for the sector to trade.

A55 Junction 16 and 16A

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the publication of draft Statutory Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders, Environmental Statements and associated documents as well as a public engagement exercise in respect of the A55 Junction 16 and 16A Improvement Scheme, to be issue in March 2021.

A483 Junction 3 to 6

7 May 2021

The First Minister has agreed the preferred active travel improvements for routes that cross the trunk road at Junctions 3, 5 & 6 of the A483 as well as highway and active travel improvements for Junction 4.

A55 Junctions 14 and 15

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed publication of the draft Line Order, Side Roads Orders, Compulsory Purchase Order and associated Environmental Statement in respect of A55 Junctions 14 and 15 Improvements.

Disposal of Land to the Vale of Glamorgan Council for the Provision of an Additional Learning Needs School

7 May 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the disposal of the 2.6 hectare parcel of land adjoining Cosmeston Farm to the Vale of Glamorgan Council at an agreed market value of £224,000 (plus VAT), to facilitate the provision of an additional learning needs school.

Appointments to the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the appointment of Dafydd Iestyn Tudur-Jones, Catherine Nakielyn, Sara Pederson, Gary Yeomans and Phillip Jones as members to the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group for a 3 year term, commencing on 1st June 2021 and ending on 31st May 2024.

National Infrastructure Commission for Wales report into Digital Infrastructure

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed the Welsh Government response to the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales report into Digital Infrastructure.

Shared Apprenticeship and Young Recruits Project Extensions

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales has agreed a financial contribution to extend existing Shared Apprenticeship projects and associated Young Recruits Programme linked to the agreed projects until July 2022.

Development of the Maindy Park Campus

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the payment of grant against delivery in 20/21 and request for an extension of the grant claim period and revised payment profile for Cardiff University for the development of the Maindy Park Campus.

Vanguard Membership Fee 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to pay the Vanguard Membership fee for 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Innovation awareness ongoing commitments March 2021

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved a small delegated fund to cover ongoing commitments required to deliver the day-to-day activities undertaken by the Innovation team during the forthcoming year.

Funding online solutions for Individual Development Plans

7 May 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the funding for online solutions for Individual Development Plans as a part of the Additional Learning Needs transformation programme.

Health Education and Improvement Wales Core allocation

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the 2021 to 2022 Health Education and Improvement Wales core allocation.

Business in the Community Strategic Relationship

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have approved funding for Business in the Community (BITC) to enable BITC to broaden and deepen engagement with businesses in Wales, to promote and encourage responsible business practices.

National Trust Settlement - Chirk Castle

7 May 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 a settlement with the National Trust in relation to an annuity for Chirk Castle. This funding will also support A Low Carbon Wales and green recovery.

Summer School 2021 – virtual host

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the procurement for services of an events management company through the Communication and Marketing Framework to deliver a virtual Summer School in 2021.

Point of Care Testing Developments

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to deploying Point of Care testing devices to support our Test to Diagnose strand of the Testing Strategy.

Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2021 to 2022

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the arrangements and funding allocations for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework in respect of 2021 to2022.

Ford -Low Carbon Vehicle Transition Fund

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved arrangements for Welsh Government to manage the Ford Low Carbon Vehicle Transformation Fund.

Entrepreneurship & Delivery Payments - March & April 2021 - Additional Payments

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for a range of payments to be made in 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 under the Entrepreneurship and Delivery Programme.

Tap off readers for local bus services

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed capital grant funding in 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 can be provide to Transport for Wales to procure and install new 'tap off' readers on buses across Wales, for the purpose of collecting information to improve local bus services.

Publication of Great Britain report

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the publication of the report on the implementation of EU Regulation 1143/2014 in Great Britain.

Funding to continue the Child Development Fund

7 May 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the funding to continue the Child Development Fund.

Primary care improvement grants to Health Boards

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed £1.5million Welsh Government non-recurrent funding for 2021 to 2022 for primary care improvement grants to Health Boards.

Homelessness Prevention Grant - programme funded posts

7 May 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved three roles within the Housing and Regeneration directorate from existing budgets during 2021 to 2022 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Nicola Faith fishing vessel

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for the Rhodri Morgan Fisheries Patrol Vessel to assist the Marine Accident Investigation Branch for up to five days in the search for the wreckage of the Nicola Faith fishing vessel.

Reappointment of Members to Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authorities

7 May 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to reappoint Mrs Julie James and Dr Rachel Heath-Davies as Members to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority for four years, with their second terms lasting from 1 June 2021 until 31 May 2025. The Minister has also agreed to reappoint Mr Brian Angell for four years between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2025, and Mr Owain Wyn for a third term lasting from 1 June 2021 until 31 July 2022 as members to Snowdonia National Park Authority.

Land Disposal

7 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the freehold disposal of a property in Newtown, Powys.

Covid-19 risk assessment tool

7 May 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for further communication on the Covid-19 risk assessment tool for the social care workforce.

Disposal of land

7 May 2021

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

Covid-19 Recovery – Provision of Activities for children and young people

8  April 2021

The Deputy Minister and Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language, Minister for Education and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to support the provision of a broad range of activities for children and young people through the 2021 summer term and school summer holidays, as part of Covid-19 recovery plans, at a cost of up to £7m, to include the Sport Wales pathfinders.

Publication of the Compulsory Purchase Order Manual

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the Welsh Government’s Compulsory Purchase Order Manual.

Baglan Bay Power Station Update

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed measures to mitigate the impact of the liquidation of Baglan Operations Ltd on the private and public realm.

Hay Castle Restoration Project

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved conditional funding towards the restoration of Hay Castle to enable the castle Trust to draw down a broader package of support from other sources, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

National Resource Wales application – Net duties 2021 to 2023

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, in line with the provisions of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975, has rejected an application from Natural Resources Wales to set new net duties due to the number of outstanding objections, and further work required.

Welsh Food Advisory Committee - appointment

25 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health Wellbeing and the Welsh Language has appointed Christopher Brereton OBE, Helen Taylor, Dr John Williams and Georgia Taylor as Members of the Welsh Food Advisory Committee from 1st April 2021- 31st March 2024.

Communications Campaign – Children’s Activities Outdoors

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed a funding for a communications campaign for the safe operation of children outdoor activities.

Wales' National Resilience Capabilities

25 March 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have approved funding for the maintenance and development of Wales’ National Resilience Capabilities in 2021 to 2022.

Global Centre of Rail Excellence

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales & The Minister of Finance & Trefnydd has agreed loan funding to a local authority to support establishment of a rail related project.

Global Centre of Rail Excellence - Establishment of Company

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to the establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle company, the appointment of interim board members, the submission of the final planning application and the agreement of a land deal to secure approximately 550Ha from the current owners, in respect of a rail related project.

Newport Capital Bus Grant Proposal

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to make an award of capital grant funding to Newport City Council in financial year 2020 to 2021.

Mid and South West Regional Small Capital Business Fund and Capital Stimulus Fund

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to each of the six unitary authorities in Mid and South West Wales region (Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Ceredigion) to support a number of capital infrastructure schemes aimed at supporting economic recovery in light of Covid 19 and has also approved an additional allocation to Powys and Ceredigion unitary authorities to support the Small Capital Business Fund.

Employability and Skills employer helpline and face-to-face services

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding to maintain the Employability and Skills employer helpline and face-to-face services through the Skills Gateway for Business to September 2022.

ARUP - extension of contract

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed additional expenditure to enable Arup to continue to provide external technical advice in relation to the potential solutions to support the Private Wire Network in advance of the Calon Energy business entering administration / liquidation.

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Remit Letter 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the annual remit letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales setting out priorities for 2021 to 2022. 

Routes for Learning materials summer 21

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the publication of further Routes for Learning materials summer 21.

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales - appointments

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Council Member Re-Appointment of Professor Aaqil Ahmed and Professor Christine Ennew.

Review of Model Standing Orders, Reservation and Delegation of Powers and Standing Financial Instructions

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the review of model standing orders, reservation and delegation of powers and standing financial instructions to Local Health Boards, Trusts, Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, and Health Education and Improvement Wales.  The amendment of the model standing orders and reservation and delegation of powers for the Emergency Ambulance Services committee have also been agreed.

Local Authority Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and Action Plan 2022

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed that Welsh Government Circular Letter 003/21 can be issued to provide local authorities with an extension to the date for submitting their Childcare Sufficiency Assessments and action plans from the original date of 31st March 2022 to 30th June 2022. 

Discretionary Housing Payments

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to issue guidance to local authorities on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments; the allocation of £1.6 million in 2020 to 2021 to meet expected increased DHP grant claims; and, the allocation of up to £2.6 million in 2021 to 2022.

Developing National Milestones – Employment, Income Poverty and Gross Disposable Household Income

25 March 2021
   
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and The Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed development of national milestone indicators for development in 2021 in relation to Employment, Income Poverty and Gross Disposable Household Income.

Geldards Solicitors - Extension of contract

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to additional expenditure to enable Geldards Limited Liability Partnership to continue to provide external legal advice in relation to the potential solutions to support the Private Wire Network in advance of the Calon Energy business entering administration / liquidation.

National Milestone - Percentage of people in education, employment or training 

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Economy and Transport have approved the proposals to further develop a National Milestone - Percentage of people in education, employment or training.

Land Release Fund

25 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agree budgetary commitments to support the advancement of social and affordable homes with Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords in Wales.

Land Release Fund 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agree budgetary commitments of £10m for 2021 to 2022 to support the advancement of social and affordable homes with Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords in Wales.

Seventh and Final Report about the Wales Act 2014

25 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed 'The seventh and final report by Welsh Ministers about the implementation and operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014', to be published on 6 April 2021.

Re-Appointment of three Health Chairs

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to reappoint Ann Lloyd as Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for 4 years from 3 July 2021 until 2 July 2025; Jan Williams as Chair of Public Health Wales NHS Trust for 4 years from 5 September 2021 until 4 September 2025 and Chris D V Jones as Chair of Health Education and Improvement Wales from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2025.

Community and town council sector

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to support for the community and town council sector to continue the work started in 2020-21 to strengthen financial management and governance to the principle of exploring proposals for future policy with the sector; and to issue a Written Statement before the end of April 2021, concluding the work on the ‘Areas for Action’ in its current form.

Additional funding for Childcare in Wales, learning and working and Play Wales mutually

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed additional revenue funding for Childcare in Wales, learning and working mutually and Play Wales during 2020-21. 

Hinkley supply chain programme

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide continuation of funding for the Hinkley supply chain programme for 2021 to 2022.

Economy Futures Fund - Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board – Meeting of 2 March 2021

25 March 2021

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

Pathogen Genomics Service funding

25 March 2021

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

Workforce Rights Campaign – Health and Safety – Key Messages and Launch Plans

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the content of the campaign and its launch plans.

Living Wage Website

25 March 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed expenditure of no more than £8,000 to support Cynnal Cymru’s work to promote Real Living Wage accreditation in Wales with the creation of a dedicated website.

Wales TUC Research - Health & Safety during Covid-19

25 March 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed financial assistance of £4,608 towards Wales TUC’s research on workers’ experience of health and safety at work during COVID-19.

Regional Technical Statements for Aggregates

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has endorsed the Regional Technical Statements for the North Wales and South Wales Regional Aggregate Working Parties as an important outcome of collaborative working to inform the preparation of development plans and as a material consideration in determining relevant planning applications.

Funding to Develop the Future Skills Academy

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved funding for the refurbishment of the former Monwell Hankinson building as a future skills academy as part of the Tech Valleys programme.

European Transition Fund - Knowledge Portal

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to incur revenue expenditure in order to support the work of the Civil Society Forum on Brexit.

Third Sector Support Wales and Community Foundation Wales funding

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to grant fund Third Sector Support Wales through Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and grant fund Community Foundation Wales for 2021 to 2022.

Care and support capacity tool

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for the care and support capacity tool for 2021to 2022.

Extend health employability support for Covid commitments in 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health Wellbeing and the Welsh Language has agreed to extend financial assistance in 2021 to 2022 of up to £0.360million to continue support in response to the increasing levels of mental health and unemployment in Wales resulting from the Covid19 pandemic.

Continued funding of work relating to economic statistics

25 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the spending of up to £6.3million on the continued funding of work relating to the economic statistics infrastructure in Wales for 2021 to 2022 up to 2025 to 2026. 

Grid Connection, Bro Tathan

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed infrastructure investment in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Bus sector support 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and Deputy Minister have agreed the provision of support for bus services during 2021 to 2022, including support via the mandatory concessionary fares scheme, the mytravelpass youth discounted travel scheme, Bus Services Support Grant and the Bus Emergency Scheme.

Unadopted Roads Funding  for 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide grant funding for a pilot and a grant to be provided to the Welsh Local Government Association to assist with a project and other road safety related Transport projects.

Specification for Broadening the Role of Firefighters

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Health and Social Services agreed the contents of the specification for a broader role for firefighters and that a copy of the specification be shared with the Fire Brigades Union and other Firefighter representative bodies, and Health TUS following engagement with the Unions, a joint ministerial statement be issued week commencing 22 March.

Transforming Towns funding

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed additional Transforming Towns grant funding to Cardiff City Council and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Support for bus services

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to put in place a connected and co-ordinated set of measures to support and improve bus services across Wales through the pandemic.

Agricultural Advisory Panel - appointment

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the appointment of Nerys Llewelyn Jones as Chair and Stephen Hughson and Janatha Stout as Independent Members of the Agricultural Advisory Panel.

Independent Remuneration Panel - appointment

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the appointment of Ruth Glazzard as Independent Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

Digital Health and Care Wales - appointment

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointment of Ruth Glazzard as Vice-Chair and Grace Quantock, Sian Doyle, David Selway, Marian Jones and Rowan Gardner as Independent Members of Digital Health and Care Wales.

Human Tissue Authority - appointment

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointment of Ellen Donovan as the Welsh Member of the Human Tissue Authority.

Safe a Life Cymru business case

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the Save a Life Cymru - funding to support the further implementation of the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest plan.

Appointment of Independent Member Finance to Hywel Dda University Health Board

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mr Winston Weir as Independent Member Finance to Hywel Dda University Health Board from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2025.

Review of the Local Government Ethical Standards Framework

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed that expert research be commissioned to provide analysis and recommendations about the current operation of the Local Government Ethical Standards Framework in Wales.

Funding court-ordered child contact services in Wales

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for court-ordered child contact services in Wales for 2021 to 2022.

Daily Active Offer

25 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health Well-being and the Welsh Language has agreed arrangements to develop a new ‘Daily Active’ offer for schools as part of the Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales strategy.

Temporary priority post within the Education Directorate

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved a 24 month priority post within the Education Directorate from programme budgets, to support school and local authority engagement in preparation for PISA 2022.

Performance and improvement framework

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding to support local authorities with the implementation of the performance and improvement framework in 2021 to 2022.

Funding for National Commissioning Board

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed a grant of £215,337 to the Welsh Local Government Association, to fund the National Commissioning Board’s 2021 to 2022 work programme.

Extension of Government of Wales Act Section 83 Arrangement with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed that the Welsh Ministers extend an arrangement with the centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science under Section 83 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 relating to marine policy and fisheries management, until March 2024.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 16th February 2021

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a Business in Neath Port Talbot.

Welsh Government Guarantee, Whiteheads, Newport

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to enter into a land sale agreement with Whiteheads Development Company together with a Development agreement to facilitate a financial guarantee, which will enable the Whiteheads development in Newport to progress.

Welsh Local Government Association improvement and support programme

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to provide £800,000 funding for the delivery of the Welsh Local Government Association led improvement and support programme for 2021 to 2022.

Ffrind mewn Angen/Friend in Need funding

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have approved funding for the continuation of Ffrind Mewn Angen/Friend in Need for a further six months.

Appointment of two trustees for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to appoint Cai Wilshaw and Freya Stannard as Trustees to the Board of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales for a term of 4 years starting on 1 April 2021.

Working Wales 2021 to 2022 funding

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the Working Wales allocation of programme funding and the allocation of funding for the continuation of an independent evaluation for 2021 to 2022.

Funding for development of new industrial units, Hawarden Park

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the grant support for a scheme at Hawarden Park, Broughton.

The loneliness strategy and funding for Homeshare and Shared Lives support

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed a project team to ensure continued implementation of the loneliness and social isolation strategy and funding for a pilot Homeshare scheme and support for Shared Lives schemes.

Online resources for health professionals to support people with Long COVID

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the development of online national resources for health professionals to support people with Long COVID.

Respiratory Innovation Wales grant claim period for funding

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to extend the grant claim period for funding for Respiratory Innovation Wales to 30 June 2023.

Housing Support Grant – Final Funding Allocations for 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the final local authority allocations for 2021 to2022 for the Housing Support Grant and The First Minister has agreed the final local authority allocation for 2021-2022 for the Housing Support Grant for Swansea Council on behalf of the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

Morlais Demonstration Zone - Application for a certificate under the Acquisition of Land Act 1981

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed an Open Space Certificate can be given under Paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.

Disposal of Transport Asset

25 March 2021

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

Sector Development Wales Partnership (trading as Industry Wales)

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the appointment of Tom Crick, Jenifer Baxter, Huw Watkins, Hushneara Miah and Caroline Lewis as Non-Executive Directors of the Sector Development Wales Partnership (trading as Industry Wales) from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2024.

Support for the Hate Crime in Schools Project

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has approved funding to continue support for the Hate Crime in Schools Project in 2021 to 2022.

TrawsCymru

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to Transport for Wales providing support to the Welsh Ministers in connection with the administration of the TrawsCymru strategic bus network from 1st April 2021.

Funding to support delivery of qualification arrangements for private candidates

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to support assessment arrangements for private candidates for general qualifications in 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Funding to support WJEC in delivering assessment arrangements for qualifications in 2020 to 2021

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to support WJEC in delivering assessment arrangements for qualifications in 2020 to 2021.

Robert Owen Commemoration

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to support activities in Newtown related to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Owen.

Proposed delay to mandatory registration of adult residential care workers

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to delay the registration deadline of April 2022 for adult residential care workers by six months to October 2022 to afford these workers time to recover and rebuild resilience from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Re-appointment - Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Sonia Stainer to the Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council until 31 March 2023.

Annual Report on the Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales Report

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the contents and publishing of the Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales 2019 to 2020 and the updating of the 2018 to 2019 Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales publication.

Leadership Budget

25 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the Leadership Development Funding 2021 to 2022.

Cadw Business Plan and Budgets

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, and the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language have agreed the Cadw Business Plan for 2021 to 2022.

Overseas Trade Events Programme

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the overseas trade events programme for 2021 to 2022.

Fire and Rescue Authorities’ Community Safety Programmes

25 March 2021
 
The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed funding for the Fire and Rescue Authorities Community Safety programmes in 2021 to 2022 based on collective all-Wales funding bids.

Sport Wales Board: appointments

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to reappoint four members to the Board of Sport Wales. The four members reappointed are Judi Rhys, Leigh Robinson, Phil Tilley and Martin Veale. The Deputy Minister has also agreed to extend the term of the Chair of the Board of Sport Wales, Lawrence Conway, by up to 12 months.

Academi Wales Business Plan 2021 to 2022

25 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the Academi Wales’ delivery priorities as set out in its costed business plan for 2021 to 2022.

Procurement of Interactive Labour Market Intelligence Analysis Tools

25 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed that Welsh Government should begin a procurement exercise for Analysis Tools to aid planning of provision in financial year 2021 to 2022.

Natural Resources Wales Board Membership 2021 – Recruitment Campaign

25 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the recommendations regarding the Natural Resources Wales Board re-appointments, outgoing members, recruitment of three new members and the associated appointment plan.

Economy Futures Fund - Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board – Meeting of 2 March 2021

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Cardiff.

Economy Futures Fund - Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board – Meeting of 2 March 2021

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Cardiff.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member ICT to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

25 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Professor Ian Wells as Independent Member ICT to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board for 4 years, from 08 May 2021 until 07 May 2025.

Guidance on closures of care homes

25 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the allocation of £8562.53 to Swansea University to draft guidance relating to the closures of care homes.

Funding for post-16 programme

25 March 2021

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

Digital Health and Care Wales

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Standing Orders and for Digital Health and Care Wales, the new Special Health Authority that will become operational on 1 April 2021.

Integrated Care Fund Capital – project proposals 

24 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf and North Wales regions.

£3million Town Centre Fund

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales has approved a proposal for a Town Centre Business Fund to contribute to revitalising town centres throughout Wales,  aligning with the Transforming Towns programme,  in support of the ‘Year of SMART Towns’ initiative.

Equality and Cohesion budget

24 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to allocate additional funds for the Equality and Cohesion budget for part of the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Funding for Careers Wales

24 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved Funding for Careers Wales to work directly with home educated young people and with local authorities for 2021/22.

Rural Employment Premises Joint Venture Agreement

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed entering into an agreement to develop land in Carmarthenshire.

Eastern Bay Link

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the sale of land under the Eastern Bay Link and on which the Eastern Bay link is built to Cardiff Council.

Covid recovery funding Sub Saharan Africa

24 March 2021

The First Minister and the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed an allocation of £1million funding to allow for grants to be made to Welsh organisations in support of Covid recovery, Covid prevention and vaccine preparedness in Sub Saharan Africa - the funding was divided between United Purpose, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Appointment of Interim Chief Executive for Digital Health and Care Wales

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the appointment of Helen Thomas as the Interim Chief Executive of Digital Health and Care Wales until 1 September 2021.

General Ophthalmic Services advancement for the next 5 years

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the General Ophthalmic Service advancement for the next 5 years following closure of the Together for Health: Eye Health Care Delivery Plan for Wales in 2020.

New Velindre Cancer Centre - Procurement Approval

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed that the procurement process for the development of the new Velindre Cancer Centre can begin.

Acquisition of land in Pembrokeshire

24 March 2021

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

Arts Council of Wales

24 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the appointment of Keith Murrell, Ceri Ll Davies, Ruth Fabby MBE, Elen ap Robert, Prue Thimbleby and Tafsila Khan as new members of the Arts Council of Wales from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2024.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member University to Powys Teaching Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Dr Frances Gerrard as Independent Member University to Powys Teaching Health Board for 15 months, from 01 April 2021 until 30 June 2022.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Trade Union to Swansea Bay University Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Jackie Davies as Independent Member Trade Union to Swansea Bay University Health Board for 4 years, from 29 August 2021 until 28 August 2025.

Appointment to the Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales) Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the appointments of  Helen Bulkeley, David Matthews, Anthony Smith, Neil Coughlan and Andrew Clark as board members for Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales).

International Learning Exchange Programme for Wales

24 March 2021

The First Minister, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Education have agreed funding to establish an International Learning Exchange Programme for Wales.

Appointment of Independent Member Local Authority to Hywel Dda University Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Councillor Gareth John as Independent Member Local Authority to Hywel Dda University Health Board from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024. 

Appointment of Independent Member Third Sector to Hywel Dda University Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mr Iwan Thomas as Independent Member Third Sector to Hywel Dda University Health Board from 1 May 2021 until 30 April 2024. 

Appointment of Vice Chair to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the appointment of Ms Jayne Sadgrove as Vice Chair for the Cwm Taf University Health Board from 1 June 2021 to 31 March 2024.

Appointment of a Non-Executive Director to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mrs Ceri Jackson as a Non-Executive Director to the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust for 1 year, from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022. 

Town Centre Entrepreneurial Fund

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales and the First Minister have agreed to the establishment of a pilot Town Centre Entrepreneurial Fund of £3million, for four towns prioritised in the North Wales Regeneration Plan - Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Bangor.

Appointment of Trustees for the National Library of Wales

24 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to appoint Lydia Rumsey, David Hay, and Janet Wademan as Welsh Government appointments to the Board of the National Library of Wales. As part of the same joint recruitment campaign, he has also noted the Library’s appointment of a further two trustees to the Board, Susan Davies and Elaine Treharne. All five new trustees will start a 4 year term of office on 1 April 2021.

Disposal of Land at Carys Close, Penarth, Vale of  Glamorgan

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the freehold sale of land in Penarth subject to a positive covenant.

Appointment of Independent Member Community (Welsh Essential) to Hywel Dda University Health Board

24 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mrs Delyth Raynsford as Independent Member Community (Welsh Essential) to Hywel Dda University Health Board for 4 years, from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2025.

Race Equality Action Plan

24 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip and the First Minister have agreed the Race Equality Action Plan for Wales.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Levy Rates for 2021 to 2022

24 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the approval of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board levy rates for dairy, horticulture, potatoes, cereals and oilseeds for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Welsh in education resources budget

24 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the reallocation of the remaining Welsh in education resources budget for 2020 to 2021.

A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Penblewin Improvement

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the making of the draft Orders (with modifications) following a Public Local Inquiry and an agreement in principle to award construction contracts for the A40 Improvements.

A40 Penblewin to Redstone Cross Improvement

24 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to making of the draft Orders (with modifications) following a Public Local Inquiry.

Non-Domestic Rates avoidance support for Cardiff Council

23 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to provide financial support to Cardiff Council to support its investigative work to challenge persistent localised cases of non-domestic rates avoidance.

Blueprint funding

23 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to allocate funding to support implementation of the Justice Blueprints.

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Iolo Doull as Interim Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.

Children and Communities final grant offer letters 2021 to 2022

23 March 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to issue one year final grant offer letters to the relevant bodies for the Children and Communities grant.

Speech Language and Communication

23 March 2021

The Minister and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have approved a proposal for £250,000 to be used as part of the Covid response for specialist speech and language therapy services in the early years.

Social Care Wales 2021 to 2022 Remit and Work plan to support Childcare and Early Years workforce

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the remit and associated funding of £345,100 to Social Care Wales to undertake work to support the early years and childcare workforce April 2021 to March 2022.

Tenancy Saver Loan Scheme extension

23 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to extend the Tenancy Saver Loan Scheme until the 30 September 2021.

Appointment of Independent Member General to Powys Teaching Health Board

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mr Ronnie Alexander as Independent Member General to Powys Teaching Health Board for 4 years, from 21/06/2021 until 20/06/2025.

Independent Review Professional Registration of the childcare, play and early years workforce

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the procurement and objectives for an independent review to inform next steps of the professional registration of the childcare, play and early years workforce.

Approval for commencement of recruitment campaign for six Agriculture and Horticulture Development board members

23 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has agreed and approved commencement of the appointment process for six Board members, their role specification and briefing pack.

Flexible Skills Programme 

23 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed delivery of the Flexible Skills Programme for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

School Health Research Network

23 March 2021

The Education Minister and Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language have agreed Welsh Government funding to fund the 2021 to 2022 School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing Survey in secondary schools and Phase 2 of the feasibility study on extending the School Health Research Network and the associated survey to primary schools.

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme - Annual Report - 2019 to 2020

23 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Ministerial Foreword to be included in the second annual report of the Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme.

Appointment of external lawyers in respect of litigation

23 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed funding for litigation support and Counsel on behalf of Welsh Ministers in the case of Newport vs McDonagh et al.

Integrated Care Fund Capital – project proposals 

23 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the West Wales Regional Partnership area.

Wastewater and population survey funding

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh Government COVID-19 funding for wastewater surveillance and Welsh COVID-19 public attitudes survey and qualitative research for the next 12 months.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Community to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

23 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Shelley Bosson as Independent Member Community to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, for 3 years, from 3 April 2021 until 2 April 2024.

All Wales Rural Crime Coordinator

23 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to write to the Chief Constables of the 4 Welsh police forces plus the 4 Police Crime Commissioners seeking their support for the 12 month trial all Wales Rural & Wildlife Crime Coordinator role.

Financial Support for Ffestiniog Railway

23 March 2021

The First Minister has agreed additional funding for Ffestiniog Railway to support recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy

23 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the publishing of the Welsh Government’s Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy, and supporting document summarising the consultation response.

Business Wales Digital

23 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure for future development and delivery of digital and information support systems developed and maintained on behalf of other economy, skills and natural resources business areas in 2021 to 2022.

Additional capital funding for National Resource Wales for flood risk management from 2020 to 2021

22 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has agreed an increase to Natural Resources Wales’ capital Flood Risk Management budget of £600,000.

Advice to the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the advice to the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable after 31st March 2021.

Post 16 Funding

22 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed an additional Post-16 allocation to Support New Welsh Medium Sixth Form in Newport.

Red Meat Levy

22 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the content of the Red Meat Levy Redistribution Scheme, due to come into operation on 1 April 2021.

Continuation of New Treatment Fund

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the continuation of the Welsh Government-funded New Treatment Fund in 2021-22.

Estyn Annual Remit  2021 to 22

22 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the Estyn Annual Remit 2021 to 2022.

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence underspend

22 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to reallocate the use of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence underspend to Live Fear Free communications.

Extension to Live Fear Free communication campaign contract

22 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to extend the Live Fear Free Communication Campaign Contract.

Extension of the Independent Member Legal appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Martyn Waygood to continue to serve as Independent Member Legal of Swansea Bay University Health Board. His extension will continue until 31 December 2021.

Understanding Society survey

22 March 2021

The First Minister has agreed funding for the Welsh Government’s contribution to the Understanding Society survey for 2020 to 2021.

Request for Borrowing Approval - Holyhead Town Council

22 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Holyhead Town Council for £200,000.

Funding for tax forecasts

22 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the transfer of funding to the Office for Budget Responsibility (via HM Treasury) for the production and publication of independent tax forecasts in 2021 to 2022 to accompany the Welsh Government Budget.

Local Government Roads Maintenance Revenue Funding

22 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the allocation of £12million revenue funding to local authorities for roads maintenance.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Capital Estates to Powys Teaching Health Board

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Mark Taylor as Independent Member Capital Estates to Powys Teaching Health Board for 4 years, from 03 July 2021 until 02 July 2025.

Care at home

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the extension of national funding for ‘Hospital to a Healthier Home’ service for 2021 to 2022.

Curriculum reform budgets

22 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the proposed spending plans for the curriculum reform budgets for financial year 2021 to 2022.

National Forest

22 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed a new National Forest Accreditation and Woodland Investment Scheme.

North Wales Metro

22 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the Transport for Wales' Metro development programme for North Wales.

Milford Haven School

22 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to change the age range of Milford Haven School from 11-19 to 11-16 ending sixth form provision.

Road Safety and Safe Routes in Communities Grants

22 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed the allocation of the Road Safety Grant and Safe Routes in Communities grant funding for 2021 to 2022.

Gypsy and traveller sites

22 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to fund projects which will cover works to complete Gypsy and Traveller sites.

Lease renewal

22 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the lease renewal for a property at Pencoed.

Sêr Cymru Earth Observation

22 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has agreed to extend the Sêr Cymru Earth Observation Chair Post held by Professor Richard Lucas at Aberystwyth University, for a further two years.  

Housing Support Grant

22 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed that a small and capped amount of Housing Support Grant money can be used in 2021 to 2022 by local authorities to fund short term project management/strategic planning resource to sit within local authority HSG teams.

Appointments to the Welsh Language Partnership Council

22 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed to appoint seven new members to the Welsh Language Partnership Council.

Velindre Cancer Centre

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance & Trefnydd have agreed advice that the Outline Business Cases for the new Velindre Cancer Centre and associated enabling works can be approved.

NHS pay review

22 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the evidence to be submitted to the NHS Pay Review and the Doctors and Dentists Pay Review bodies.

Compulsory purchase costs

22 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to take forward a holistic review of compulsory purchase costs to support economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Credit Unions

22 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to provide capital grant funding to credit unions to support capital balances weakened during the pandemic and other expenditure related to growth plans to aid the provision of affordable credit.

Flood and coastal erosion risk management programme

22 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the funding allocations from the flood budget for the next financial year.

Hay Festival

22 March 2021

The First Minister has agreed a funding package to support programmes for schools and young people as part of the Hay Festival 2021 to 2022.

Local Transport Grant Capital schemes

22 March 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales  have agreed the funding for Local Transport Grant Capital schemes for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Apprenticeship providers

22 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed an additional allocation for apprenticeship providers in 2020 to 2021 to offset their additional costs of delivery and reduced income resulting from current lockdown restrictions.

Vulnerable Children, Young People and Safeguarding work stream

18 March 2021

The Minister for Education, Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the formal closure of phase 1 of the Vulnerable Children, Young People and Safeguarding work stream.

Integrated Care Fund Annual Report 2019 to 2020

18 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the publication of the Integrated Care Fund Annual Report for 2019 to 2020.

Re-Appointment of Commissioner to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

18 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to the Re-appointment of Caroline Crewe-Read as Commissioner to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, for a further 5 year term, from 31 March 2021 until 30 April 2026.

Application for a Certificate under Section 19 of the Acquisition of Land Act

18 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the publication of the Notice of Intention to give a certificate under Section 19 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 for open space land north-east of Maes-y-Llan unclassified public highway and south-east of the A55 Chester to Bangor trunk road.

Senedd Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

18 March 2021
 
The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to reply to the Chair of the Senedd Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, and to include a summary of the Fertilisers provisional common framework.

Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs provisional frameworks

18 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to share summaries of the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs provisional frameworks with the Senedd Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

Freight stacking operations at the Ports of Pembroke and Fishguard

18 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to refund the costs of the stacking operations necessary to mitigate the effects of disruption at the Ports of Pembroke and Fishguard.

Broadband enquiries support and direct mail to connected properties

18 March 2021
 
The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to continue  the broadband enquiries support and direct mail to properties connected under the Welsh Government’s fibre broadband roll-out with Openreach for 2021 to 2022.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Grant in Aid

18 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed objectives and grant funding for Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Wales in 2021 to 2022.

Identification of Mobile Action Zone

18 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved £31,632 funding to identify potential Mobile Action Zones in Wales.

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

17 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved additional funding to the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in 2021-22 for post-16 developments.

Secondary schools in Special Measures multi-agency programme

17 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the roll out of the multi-agency support approach to all secondary schools in special measures in Wales.

Local Places for Nature 2021 to 2022 specific plans

17 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the following for the Local Places for Nature Programme; the new Race Equality Action Plan will include a Goal for Local Places for Nature, One Voice Wales will be provided up to £41,000 of revenue funding and the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be provided £48,000 of revenue funding in 2021 to 2022.

Allocation of NHS Covid funding in 2021 to 2022

17 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved the allocation of £380m to meet local and national NHS Covid plans for 2021 to 2022, including the allocation of £170m to local health boards using the NHS resource allocation formula.

Transfer of Ownership of Medical Equipment

17 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to a UK Government request, that all undamaged fit for purpose assets issued by them on free loan during the COVID-19 pandemic, have ownership legally transferred to NHS Wales.

Natural Resources Wales Charging Scheme

17 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has approved Natural Resources Wales proposed charging scheme for 2021 to 2022.

Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales 2021-22 Delivery Plan

17 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has approved the Healthy Weight, Healthy Wales delivery plan for 2021 to 2022.

Covid-19 Testing for Childcare Providers

17 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed additional administration funding for local authorities for Covid-19 testing for childcare providers.

North Wales Metro - in year allocation March 2021

17 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed grant funding for North Wales Metro schemes for financial year 2020 to 2021.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme 2021 to 2022

17 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the guidance and supporting documents for administering the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief scheme 2021 to 2022 to be issued to local authorities.

Electively home educating Local Authority funding 2021 to 2022

17 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved Funding for local authorities to provide financial support to electively home educating families for 2021 to 2022.

Proposed Professional Learning expenditure

17 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved professional learning expenditure for the school workforce for 2021 to 2022.

Welsh language workforce development

17 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding for Welsh language workforce development for 2021 to 2022.

Local Government Decarbonisation funding

16 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed a programme of support to assist local authorities in developing action plans to help meet the ambition for a net zero public sector by 2030.

Joint venture in Carmarthenshire

16 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed extending an agreement relating to development sites in Carmarthenshire.

Supporting Social Enterprise Core Funding - July 2021 to March 2022

16 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed to allocate £169,500 to help support the social enterprise sector in Wales.

2021 to 2022 Apprenticeship Allocations

16 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the 2021 to 2022 contract allocations for those providers awarded a contract to deliver Apprenticeships from 1 August 2021.

Pharmacy Delivering a Healthier Wales Micro site

16 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales to develop and maintain a new microsite for the ongoing work of the Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales Delivery Board.

Investing in Quality projects

16 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to Investing in Quality projects.

Appointment of a Non-Executive Director (Local Authority) to Public Health Wales NHS Trust

16 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mohammed Mehmet on a full time basis to Public Health Wales NHS Trust for one year from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.   

Regional energy strategies

16 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has endorsed the strategic direction the four regional energy strategies represent.

Repurposing of £3m Degree Apprenticeships Funding

16 March 2021

The Minister for Education, the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed to repurpose funding provided to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to support further investment in research and innovation aligned to supporting the economy.

Land at Llangefni

16 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the variation of the sale terms in respect of land at Llangefni.

Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales appointment

16 March 2021

The Minister for Environmental, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to appoint Mr. Jack Evershed and Mr. Emlyn Roberts to Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales, as Members of Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales for 3 years from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024.

Prioritisation of Learning Disability & Severe Mental Illness in cohort 6  COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

16 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the prioritisation for vaccination of those with severe mental illness or learning disability as part of cohort 6 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Prioritisation of Homeless Population in cohort 6  COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

16 March 2021

Both the Minister for Housing and Local Government and Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed guidance for the prioritisation of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are homeless as part of cohort 6 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Final Local Government Revenue and Capital Settlement for 2021 to 2022

16 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the Final Local Government Revenue and Capital Settlement for 2021 to 2022.

Independent Remuneration Member to Panel for Wales appointment

16 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the appointment of Ruth Glazzard as a Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales for four years from 1 April 2021.

Enhanced Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme for 2021 to 22 - guidance, grant acceptance and offer for local authorities

16 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the guidance and supporting documents for administering the enhanced leisure and hospitality rates relief scheme 2021 to 2022.

Carbon capturing

16 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the response to the UK Government consultation document ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Cluster Sequencing’.

Energy from waste

16 March 2021

The Minister for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed a limit of 10MW on any future large scale energy from waste developments.

School maintenance funding

16 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the award of £45 million funding in this financial year to allow local authorities to allocate revenue maintenance funding to schools.

Nurse education in the care sector

16 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the establishment of a three year pilot of an innovative national care home educator facilitator network.

Appointments to the board of the Design Commission for Wales

16 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has appointed Mike Biddulph, Jon James, Cora Kwiatkowski and Joanna Rees as Commissioners on the Board of Directors of the Design Commission for Wales for 4 years from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2025.

Careers Choices/ Dewis Gyrfa Remit Letter

15 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales approved a remit letter and funding allocations for Careers Choices/ Dewis Gyrfa for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme 2021 to 2022

15 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the continuation of the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief scheme for the duration of the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Landscape and Outdoor Recreation final Delivery Plan and funding allocations 2021 to 2022, and National Park Authority Remit Letter

15 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has issued the core revenue grant remit letters for the 2021-22 financial year to the three National Park Authority NPA Chairs, and has also approved the Landscapes and Outdoor Recreation final Delivery Plan for 2021-22, together with funding allocations.

Enhanced Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme for 2021 to 2022

15 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the continuation of the Enhanced Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief scheme for the duration of the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Former Government Offices at Dinerth Road, Colwyn Bay

15 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed in principle that the Welsh Government owned site at Dinerth Road, Colwyn Bay, should be retained, subject to agreement of terms, for eventual disposal to Conwy County Borough Council (or their development partner) for the Dinerth Road Development Programme.

Additional Funding for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and Emission Vehicles Charging Infrastructure 2020 to 2021

15 March 2021
 
The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has agreed to £2.925million to be allocated to Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Wrexham and Conwy Councils towards the purchase of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles & to each Local Authority receiving £300,000 towards their charging infrastructure.

Extension of a joint venture for new business units at Penrhos, Holyhead

15 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to fund construction of 8 new industrial units in Holyhead through an extension to an existing joint venture.

Major Repairs Allowance grant

15 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the continuing allocation of Major Repairs Allowance grant to eleven local housing authorities for 2021 to 2022.

Additional Funding for Hospices

15 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to additional funding to support hospices in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Employer Incentives Scheme - Proposed Changes

15 March 2021

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed further changes to the Employer Incentive Scheme to include increased incentives and an extension to 30 September 2021.

EZ5 Gateway Project - Economic Stimulus Fund

15 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide funding in 2020/2021 to the Isle of Anglesey County Council, to support the Llangefni EZ5 Gateway project.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Community to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

15 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Lyn Meadows as Independent Member Community to Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, for 1 year and 8 months, from 1 September 2021 until 22 April 2023.

Transport Focus

15 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Transport for the extension of the existing Welsh board member for Wales appointment to the transport user watchdog, Transport Focus, following the conclusion of his four year term: to allow the new Transport Minister, after the Welsh Parliament elections, to make the next four year term appointment.

Rural Housing Enabler – Revenue Funding

15 March 2021
 
The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to £147,368.61 in 2021 to 2022 to support the Rural Housing Enablers and also approved no more than £1,000 to support meetings of the Rural Housing Strategic Group during 2021 to 2022.

Sale of Land at Pencoed Technology Park, Bridgend

15 March 2021

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

Continued support for Regional Skills Partnerships

15 March 2021
 
The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales has agreed continuing grant support for Regional Skills Partnerships for 2021 to 2022 and the creation of a fourth Partnership for Mid Wales for 2021 to 2022 only, subject to conditions.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales annual budget estimate 2021 to 2022

15 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, have agreed the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales annual budget estimate for 2021-22.

Integrated Care Fund Capital – Project Proposals

15 March 2021
 
The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Cardiff & Vale, West Glamorgan and West Wales regions.

Industry Wales 2021-22 Remit Letter

15 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Industry Wales’ Remit Letter for 2021-22.

UK Emissions Trading

15 March 2021
 
The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to publish a joint call for evidence with the other UK Governments on the subject of ‘Free Allocations Methodology’ within the UK Emissions Trading Scheme".

Learning support for the Post-16 sector

15 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved additional digital and blended learning support for the Post-16 sector in 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Update on the Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Places capital programme for Designated Landscapes and Outdoor Recreation

15 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the re-profiling of £253,000 from the existing Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Places capital programme into Snowdonia National Park Authority’s core grant in order to carry out essential works at Hafod Eryri, one of Wales’s most iconic tourism sites.

Extending the Childcare Works Pilot

15 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the extension of the Childcare Works pilot for an additional nine months to end December 2021.

Re-allocation of funding in 2020 to 21

15 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed proposals to re-allocate funding within the Teacher Development & Support BEL 4880 and Raising School Standards BEL 5511 during 2020 to 2021 to support the centre determined grades process, additional professional learning and research to gather feedback from learners.

Prosthetic knees

11 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the provision of microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees for civilians.

Support for Cardiff Airport

11 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd agreed a financial package to provide support to Cardiff International Airport Limited in the medium term.

Infected Blood Inquiry

11 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the provision of legal support (external) and psychological support for Ministers, staff and former staff who are asked to give evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Early Years and Support for Families - Community of Practice

11 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has approved grant funding for the ongoing promotion and active management of the ExChange: Family and Community online resource in 2021-22.

A487 New Dyfi Bridge - Award of Construction Contract

11 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the award of a contract to design and construct a replacement for the Grade II listed A487 Dyfi Bridge.

Bus Users Cymru and the Community Transport Association in Wales

11 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for work to be undertaken on behalf of the Welsh Government by Bus Users Cymru and the Community Transport Association in Wales, during 2021-22.

Business Development Grant at Gaerwen, Anglesey

11 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a Property for a Business Development Grant at Gaerwen, Anglesey.

Research report on respite services in Wales

11 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for a Research report on respite services in Wales.

Funding for local authorities to support age friendly communities

11 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for local authorities to support age friendly communities.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board targeted intervention framework

10 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board targeted intervention framework.

Development of a programme for protected sites

10 March 2021

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Rural Affairs has agreed to the re-tender of a contract for the development of the multi-year programme for protected sites and the provision of funding for National Resource Wales to recruit a project manager.

Fire Safety and Welsh Blood Service headquarters

10 March 2021

The Minister for Health & Social Services has agreed to provide £1.2 million capital funding for fire safety at Velindre University NHS Trust and to endorse the Welsh Blood Service headquarters sustainable infrastructure programme business case.

Deposit return scheme for drink containers

10 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs agreed to proceed with a joint consultation with the UK Government  and the Northern Ireland Executive on the preferred design of a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.  

Biodiversity Policy Team delivery plan

10 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed an outline biodiversity delivery plan for 2021 to 2022 for funding to be provided to the environmental capacity building scheme from 2021 to 2022 budget allocations and, in principle, one overarching grant scheme for the protected sites network combining both the N2K and access to nature budget allocation.

Developing Strategic Resource Areas for marine planning

10 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the commencement of work to map potential Strategic Resource Areas for marine planning.

Response to Estyn’s Thematic Report

10 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the Welsh Government’s response to Estyn’s Thematic Report ‘Welsh language acquisition’.

Gypsy and Traveller Sites Capital Grant

10 March 2021

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to fund three projects to cover works in order to complete Gypsy and Traveller sites.

Business Recycling Regulations

10 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to publication of the consultation responses.

Modern Methods of Construction strategy

10 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed an implementation plan relating to the delivery of Modern Methods of Construction in social housing.

Recruitment of critical vacancies for Employability and Skills Division

10 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved £447,000 for financial years 2021 to 2024 to support the delivery of the Welsh Government’s employability Covid-19 response.

Mental health funding for the further education sector

10 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved mental health and wellbeing funding for the further education sector.

Support for business

10 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a Business in Denbighshire.

Ireland Wales relationship

10 March 2021

The First Minister has agreed the text of the Shared Statement and Action Plan between Ireland and Wales.

Response to Estyn’s Thematic Report

10 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the Welsh Government response to Estyn’s Thematic Report ‘English language and literacy in settings and primary schools’.

Discretionary Assistance Fund

10 March 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to continue the rules relaxation for the Discretionary Assistance Fund for an additional 6 month period up to 30 September 2021 with a further review before the end of that period.

Innovative Housing Programme

10 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to the updated funding allocation for each of the Innovative Housing Programme, Year 4 (2020 to 2021) scheme.

Management of property

10 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding to install property management software.

Early Childhood Education and Care Approach

10 March 2021

The Minister for Education, Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the next steps for progressing the Early Childhood Education and Care Approach.

Appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

10 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Ceri Phillips as Vice Chair to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, for 4 years from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2025.

Electric-powered buses

10 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved a loan for the purchase of electric-powered buses in South East Wales.

Flying Start Capital Variation - Carmarthenshire

8 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed flying start capital funding variation for Carmarthenshire flying start capital projects.

Rapid Review of the National Centre for Learning Welsh

8 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language has agreed the specification for a rapid review of the National Centre for Learning Welsh; agreed the appointment of Steve Morris to lead the Review as a report writer, and approved the appointment of Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Enlli Thomas, and Rhian Huws Williams as an advisory board to the report writer

Disposal of land at Freshmoor Road, Cardiff

8 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the freehold sale of land in Splott, Cardiff, to Cardiff City Council, subject to a restrictive covenant.

Further Mathematics Support Programme

8 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the funding the Further Mathematics support programme Wales from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Technocamps - Funding for 2021 to 2022

8 March 2021

The Minister for Education has approved funding to Technocamps to support computing in schools across Wales.

Funding the Institute of Physics Stimulating Physics Network and Inclusion activity

8 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for the Institute of Physics for 2021 to 2022 to deliver the Stimulating Physics Network programme and Inclusion activity (formerly the Improving Gender Balance Project).

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 19th January 2021

8 March 2021

The First Minister has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Denbighshire.

Time to Change Wales programme

8 March 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language has approved arrangements for a one year extension to Phase 3 to cover 2021 to 2022 financial year and to establish a new work-stream to understand mental health stigma in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Gwynedd Council

8 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide funding in 2020 to 2021, to Gwynedd Council, to extend the availability of business support grants, in Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Anglesey Enterprise Zone

8 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the inclusion of Llwyn Onn Industrial Estate, and the former Octel Site in Amlwch, within the Anglesey Enterprise Zone.

The Building Regulations Advisory Committee for Wales

8 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to appoint Dr Robert Gravelle, Transport for Wales, and Peter Richards, Swansea County Borough Council, to the Welsh Government’s Building Regulations Advisory Committee for Wales for a period of nine months. Also agreed that the appointment may be extended for up to six months should the open recruitment campaign not be completed by then.

WorldSkills UK funding 2021 to 2022

8 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a financial contribution for the Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project to work with WorldSkills UK.

Additional funding for Communities for Work Plus for 2021 to 2022

8 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the award of additional funding to Local Authorities and the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations and the award of revenue funding to Digital Communities Wales to continue delivering an IT equipment loan scheme for digitally excluded programme participants.

UK Automotive Transformation Fund - Wales participation

8 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed that Wales be a participant in the UK Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund.

Child burial and cremation fees and additional financial support towards funeral costs

8 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to continue the shared commitment to waive standard fees for burial and cremation for children, and the associated funding, for a further 3 years from 1 April 2021 and that families in Wales that have lost a child under the age of 18 will be eligible to receive a contribution towards the funeral and other associated costs from 1 April 2021.

Appointment of Independent Member Trade Union to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

8 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Michael Jones as Independent Member Trade Union to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, for 4 years from 01 March 2021 until 28 February 2025.

Elective Home Education funding

8 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed to reallocate £400,000 to local authorities to help them support families who are electively home educating their children.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 26 January 2021

8 March 2021

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

Expenditure for land in Porthmadog under a Memorandum of Agreement

4 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure for land in Porthmadog under a Memorandum of Agreement.

Extension to appointment of Independent Member University to Hywel Dda University Health Board

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for John Gammon to continue to serve as Independent Member University to Hywel Dda University Health Board. His extension will continue until 31 July 2022.

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Wellbeing Hub at Maelfa

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed a Full Business Case from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for the development of the Maelfa Wellbeing Hub, Cardiff, supported by £14m of Welsh Government funding.

Reappointment of Chair to the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group

4 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs agreed to the re-appointment of Stephen James as the Chair to the Wales Animal Health & Welfare Framework Group for a second term.

Transformation Scaling Fund – Allocation of funding for 2021 to 2022

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language have agreed Regional Partnership Board allocations totalling £6million for scaling hospital to home models from the transformation fund for 2021 to 2022; and also approved a £180,000 transformation fund allocation to Gwent Regional Partnership Board in 2021 to 2022 to strengthen mental health services.

Single Unified Safeguarding Review – Resourcing and Governance

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip have agreed to the proposal of the role and creation of the Ministerial Board at the implementation stage of the Single Unified Safeguarding Review. 

Single Unified Safeguarding Review funding for central repository

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to a one-off grant of £175,000 from the agreed 2020-21 budget for the development of the Central Repository of the Single Unified Safeguarding Review, which will enable the delivery of the wider aspects of the project. 

Children in Police Custody – pilot project

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed grant funding to deliver a three month pilot project which will provide residential care beds for children and young people in police custody in Wales .

The Childcare Offer for Wales

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed monitoring and evaluation plans for year 4 onwards in relation to the childcare offer for Wales.

Transforming Towns – Pillgwenlly Regeneration Masterplan

4 March 2021

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed Transforming Towns grant funding to Pobl Group to match fund the development of a masterplan for the regeneration of Pillgwenlly, Newport.

Outpatient strategy and action plan 2021 to 2022

4 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the implementation of year 2 of the outpatients strategy and action plan.

Non-Domestic Rates Grants next round of support

4 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have approved an enhancement and extension to Non-Domestic Rates linked grants to eligible businesses to the end of March 2021 and to provide a grant to local authorities to administer this fund.

Contact Tracing Funding

4 March 2021
 
The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to Contact Tracing Funding 2021 to 2022.

Budget Allocations 2021 to 2022

4 March 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the budget allocation for fire and rescue services, and for Armed Forces matters, in 2021to 2022.

Delphi study

4 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to fund a delphi study to understand options available that will help identify, address or mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on children under the age of five.

Welsh Tax Policy Report 2021

4 March 2021

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the Welsh Tax Policy Report 2021 and for it to be published.

Specialist pharmacist for the NHS shared services partnership

3 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Service has agreed to fund an ‘All Wales Specialist Pharmacist - Contingency Planning (Medicines)’ post within NHS Shared Services Partnership.

Extension of derogation for hand sanitisers

3 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to extend existing derogations to allow a number of hand sanitiser products to continue to be made available to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Wales.

Young Carer ID Card

3 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding in 2021 to 2022 for local authorities, for year 2 of the national Young Carer ID Card project.

Packaging waste

3 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs agreed to a joint consultation on the preferred design of an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging waste.

Appointments to the Board of Qualifications

3 March 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed the appointments to the Board of Qualifications Wales of Sharron Lusher and Hannah Burch as of 1 April 2021, and Douglas Blackstock, Michael Griffiths and Graham Hudson as of 15th June 2021.

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

3 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to an additional one year funding contribution to the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme.

Entrepreneurship & Delivery Payments

3 March 2021
 
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed payments to be released in financial years 2021 to 2022.

Activity to promote Wales as a location for inward investment

3 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to deliver a programme of activity in 2021 to 2022 to support inward investment promotion.

Veterinary Delivery Partnership Managed Services Retender Contract Awards

3 March 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to award two contracts in geographic areas, Menter a Busnes in North Wales (Lot 1) and Iechyd Da (Gwledig) Ltd. South Wales (Lot 2) in Wales to undertake TB livestock testing and related veterinary services requirements under the Veterinary Delivery Partnership.

Development Bank of Wales - Wales Flexible Investment Fund - Capitalisation

3 March 2021

The Minister for Finance & Trefnydd and the Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales have approved the allocation of supplementary funding to the Wales Flexible Investment fund, which is operated by the Development Bank of Wales.

Consultant commitment and clinical excellence awards for 2020 to 2021

3 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the payments for consultants on points 00, 01 and 02 of the consultant pay scale in Wales.

Re-appointment of the Chair to Powys Teaching Health Board

3 March 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Vivienne Harpwood to continue to serve as the Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board. Her re-appointment will continue until 30 September 2022.

Wales Cultural Recovery Fund

3 March 2021

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism has agreed cultural recovery grant funding for a business in Wales.

Proposals for the return to employability training

3 March 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed proposals for the phased return to employability training for Welsh Government funded employment programmes.

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.