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Funding for parenting support diversion arrangements in relation to the Children Wales Act

22 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have approved funding for parenting support diversion arrangements in relation to the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act.

20mph Communications and Marketing Ministerial Advice

22 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change and Minister for Climate Change have approved the release of funding for national roll-out campaign for 20mph default speed limit on restricted roads across Wales.

Independent review of the Land Transaction Tax

22 September 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to commence the procurement process to independently review the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-Avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017.

Extension of Samaritans HSS helpline 2021 to 2022

22 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to provide funding of £60k from the HSS Covid-19 allocation for 2021 to 2022 for a 12 month extension to the Samaritans HSS helpline service.

Call-in request - Full planning application 

21 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has decided to call in a planning application for the proposed development of a dwelling on land at Llwydlo Fach, Aberarth, Ceredigion.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board : Board member appointment

21 September 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to appoint Lyndon Edwards, Catherine Mackenzie, Sarah Bell, Stephen Briggs, Colin Bateman as board members to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

The Heads of the Valleys

21 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to an economic strategy for the Heads of the Valleys.

Funding for post-16 programme(s) of study at Specialist Further Education  establishments

17 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for post-16 programme(s) of study at specialist Further Education establishments. 

Help Us to Help You Winter Vaccine Campaign

17 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed the communications activity package to support the Help us to Help you Winter Vaccine Campaign. 

Recruitment into social care

15 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding to support proposals to increase recruitment into social care in Wales.

Chief Social Care Officer for Wales Budget 2021 to 2022

15 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to allocate funds in 2021-22 towards the cost of the office of the Chief Social Care Officer for Wales.

Retaining the NHS Number for Adopted Children

15 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed that officials can commence work with UK Government officials and NHS Wales colleagues to develop and implement operational changes to retain NHS numbers for adopted children in Wales and commence an engagement exercise with stakeholders and adopted families in Wales.

Review of statutory sick pay enhancement scheme

15 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to a review of the statutory sick pay enhancement scheme for social care staff in light of changes to Covid-19 regulations this coming September.

Development of National Significance Planning Decision – Solar farm on Wentlooge Levels

14 September 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has refused planning permission for a Development of National Significance planning proposal  for a solar farm on the Wentlooge Levels.

Making of subordinate legislation - Infant Formula and Follow on Formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

14 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has approved the Infant Formula and Follow on Formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. 

Removing the requirement to self-isolate on return from Amber list countries: guidance for health and social care workers

14 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed guidance for health and social care staff following the removal of the requirement for them to self-isolate on return from amber list countries.

Technical Advice Note 15

13 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change agreed a new Technical Advice Note 15: development, flooding and coastal erosion, and for the Flood Map for Planning to replace the Development Advice Map.

Consultation on the youth engagement and progression framework

13 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language approved publication of the ‘consultation on the youth engagement and progression framework’ report.

New Velindre Cancer centre

9 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed that as part of the procurement process for the new Velindre Cancer centre, Ministers agreed that Velindre University NHS trust be permitted to negotiate a capped contribution to bidders’ costs.

Eye Cymru 2021

9 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to Eye Cymru 2021 – additional COVID support.

Oral statement - Young person’s guarantee

9 September 2021

The First Minister and Minister for Economy have approved funding to support the promotion of the young person’s guarantee for 2021 to 2022.

Memorandum of understanding between the BBC and Creative Wales

9 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and the Chief Whip has agreed a Memorandum of understanding between BBC and Creative Wales. 

Recruitment of a community schools advisor on secondment

9 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for the recruitment of a secondee community schools advisor.

Additional funding to support the national strategy for educational research and enquiry

8 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed additional funding from Covid Reserve to support the aims and objectives of the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry in the specific context of its contribution to the Renew and Reform Programme and the Programme for Government.

Procurement of lateral flow devices for test, trace, protect

8 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to opt-out of the procurement of Lateral Flow Devices for Test, Trace, Protect.

Wales management succession fund – fund variations

8 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved and noted a number of variations to the Wales Management Succession Fund, which is operated by the Development Bank of Wales.

Procurement of lateral flow devices for test, trace, protect 

8 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed procurement of Lateral Flow Devices for Test, Trace, Protect.

Voices for high tech communication aids

6 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding to support the creation of a Welsh language model complete with Welsh language child voices and Welsh accented voices for children and teens in Wales, who rely on High Tech Communication Aids/Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems to communicate.

Cultural recovery grant funding

6 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Phase 2 Cultural Recovery Grant funding for a business in Wales.

Health and social care provision in the prisons

6 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed the responses to the recommendations made by the previous Health, Social Care and Sports Committee into health and social care provision in the adult prison estate.

Sale of property

6 September 2021

The Minister for the Economy has approved the sale of property at Offa’s Dyke Business Park, Welshpool, Powys.

Additional support for qualifications delivery

6 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding of £3.594 million in 2021 to 2022 to support learning recovery, the delivery of qualifications in 2021 and preparations for 2022 in order to respond to COVID disruption.

Appointment to Velindre University NHS Trust

6 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Professor Andrew Westwell as Independent Member University to Velindre University NHS Trust from 10 August 2021 until 9 August 2025.  

Support for the Farming Connect Advisory Service

6 September 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed that additional budget be made available to ensure the continuation of the Farming Connect Advisory Service through to the contract end date of 19 August 2022.

Childcare Offer digital service

6 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed the developing a short-term package of support for the Childcare Offer for Wales Support Package.

Barry biomass plant

6 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has decided a breach of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 has occurred in relation to outline planning permission for the wood fired energy plant, at David Davies Road, Barry.  The Minister agreed that operations at the plant will not be suspended during continued preparation of an environmental statement and during public consultation.

Newly qualified teachers and learning recovery

6 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved additional funding to support newly qualified teachers and learning recovery in the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Local Transport Grants funding

3 September 2021

The Minister and the Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed further funding for Local Transport Grant Capital Schemes for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board

3 September 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to the recommendations in the Evaluation Report of the Food and Drink Industry Board.

Transport for Wales funding

2 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has approved the funding proposal for Transport for Wales in the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Internet of Things Delivery Officer

2 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to provide expenditure, of up to £155,549, to provide an Internet of Things Delivery Officer and operational grant to support the aims of the Tech Valleys programme.

Support for energy projects

2 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to establish a local energy grant scheme to support local energy projects.

Transforming Towns Grant funding

27 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed additional Transforming Towns Grant funding of up to £156,302 in 2021 to 2022 for the Riverside Venue development in Newtown.

The Funding Alignment programme

27 August 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed the future direction of the Funding Alignment programme.

Proposed crematorium at Aberhafesp

27 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to call-in the planning application for a proposed construction of a crematorium on land at Ael-Y-Bryn, Aberhafesp, Newton, Powys. 

Letting of building

27 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to RCT’s request to consent to the letting of Plot 3 at Parc Coed Elai, to Mallows Bottling Ltd.

EU Settlement Scheme

27 August 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed expenditure relating to the EU Settlement Scheme communications plan

National Training for Wales

27 August 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed funding for the evaluation of National Training for Wales posts.

Repair works at SA1 Swansea

26 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the repair works at SA1 Swansea.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order 2008 changes

26 August 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed the draft The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board Order and The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2022 for consultation.

Proposal for EU settlement scheme appeals support 

24 August 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to extend the provision of services provided by Newfields Law to EU citizens in Wales, within the current contractual arrangements, to include support for appeals where an individual has grounds to appeal the outcome of their EU Settlement Scheme application.

Publication of interactive environmental mapping for marine planning

24 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the publication of online mapping and evidence packages for the tidal stream, wave energy and aquaculture sectors.

Disposal of land at Llangefni, Anglesey

24 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the disposal of land at Llangefni, Anglesey.

Delivering modern and high-performing emergency ambulance services

24 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed measures to support the delivery of a modern and high performing emergency ambulance service.

Integrated Care Fund Capital – Project Proposals

24 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved integrated care fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg, West Glamorgan, Powys and Cardiff & Vale regions.

Development of new industrial units, Parc Bryn Cegin, Bangor, Gwynedd

24 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the sale of Welsh Minister’s interest in the freehold of a plot of industrial land in Bangor, together with an option to purchase and to award a property development grant to support the development of an industrial development scheme. 

Student income and expenditure survey 2021 to 2022

24 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved expenditure for the student income and expenditure survey 2021 to 2022.

Peer-on-peer sexual harassment and sexual abuse – Estyn thematic survey project plan

24 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has commissioned Estyn to undertake a review of safeguarding culture and processes in schools.

Local COVID-19 infection control decision frameworks for further and higher education

24 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to publish Local COVID-19 infection control decision frameworks for the further and higher education sectors for the start of 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Wales cultural recovery funding

23 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed phase 2 cultural recovery grant funding for three businesses in Wales.

Welsh industrial development advisory board

23 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the laying of the industrial development Act 1982 annual report for the financial year 2020 to 2021, before the Senedd Cymru.

Life Sciences Hub Wales - Appointment of new Chair

23 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the appointment of Chris Martin as the Chair of the Life Sciences Hub and Professor Sir Mansel Aylward as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Life Sciences Hub.

Implementing a Race Disparity Unit, Disability Disparity Unit and an Equalities Data Unit

19 August 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to implement a Race Disparity Unit, a Disability Disparity Unit and an Equality Data Unit which will be reviewed throughout implementation.

Early Childhood Education and Care – Pilot Project with Bridgend CBC

19 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to the discontinuing of further work relating to the Early Childhood Education and Care - Pilot Project with Bridgend CBC.

Land disposal

19 August 2021

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

Disposal of land at Port Talbot

19 August 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed the disposal of approximately 9.8 acres of land to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

National MA Education (Wales)

19 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to further development of the National MA Education (Wales), ensuring it includes the options for an initial two specialist pathways  and that the options for delivery of a three year course is realised.  

Modernising Adult Mental Health - Strategic Outline Case

19 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Services has endorsed the Strategic Outline Case, the first of a three-stage business case approval process for significant investment in NHS Wales from Swansea Bay University Health Board for the modernisation of adult mental health services in the area, supported by Welsh Government funding.

Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) Award of Funding Recommendation 2021 to 2022

19 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the continued roll-out of the ULEV collection vehicle project with an initial £6m capital support allocated for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Optimised Retrofit Programme 2 scheme 2021 to 2022

19 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a phased approach to the second year of the Optimised Retrofit Programme 2. The use of £15m from the existing £50m budget to expand the first year of the Optimised Retrofit Programme 2, and the development of a second phase of the Optimised Retrofit Programme 2 utilising the remaining £35m budget.

Extension of Chair at Health Technology Wales

19 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to extend the appointment of Dr Peter Groves as Chair of Health Technology Wales until March 2025.

Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund 2

19 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, the Minister for Finance and Local Government and the Economy Minister have agreed a £4million Sport and Leisure Recovery Fund 2, to support the sector in meeting ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hybu Cig Cymru - Annual Report and Financial Statements Year Ended 31 March 2021

19 August 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to the laying of Hybu Cig Cymru's Annual Financial Statements 2020 to2021 before the Senedd and to Hybu Cig Cymru publishing the Financial Statements on their website.

Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Mobile Testing Units

19 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh Government funding to continue supporting the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Mobile Testing Units.

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Capital Grant 2021 to 2022

19 August 2021

The Minister for Social Justice and the First Minister have agreed £830,622 funding to support 30 projects under the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence capital grant programme.  

New design standards to build affordable homes following public consultation

17 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the introduction of the design standard “Welsh development quality requirements 2021” for new housing capital funded, affordable homes, to publish the standard immediately and for it to apply to all schemes submitted for Welsh Government concept stage technical scrutiny from 1st October 2021.

Collaboration with the national lottery heritage fund to promote local heritage

17 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport and Chief Whip, Minister for Economy, and Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to a collaboration with the national lottery heritage fund to promote local heritage.

Covid recovery funding for initiatives to support early years, childcare and play services and provision

17 August 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government, the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have approved Covid recovery funding for initiatives to support child development and a range of early support programmes aimed at addressing impacts from the pandemic.

Entrepreneurship & delivery payments

17 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the entrepreneurship and delivery payments – September & October 2021.

Centre for digital public services remit letter and framework document

17 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change approved a new remit letter and framework document for the centre for digital public services.

Neath Port Talbot Economic Recovery Plan - Request for Support

16 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to Neath Port Talbot Economic Recovery Plan – Request for support.

Decision on a DNS application, Tŷ-croes solar farm

16 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has made a decision on an application by Spring DEV 02 Limited for the installation of ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar farm, including cable route on land east of the A48 and land to the south West of Tycroes, Carmarthenshire.  The Minister has granted consent, subject to conditions.

Successor fibre rollout programme – Technical Assurance Contract Extension

16 August 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed additional expenditure associated with the testing and verification of the infrastructure deployed by BT under the Superfast Cymru successor project for the financial years 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023.

Funding to Compare Three Potential Food Park Sites

16 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to enable due diligence comparisons of the three potential Tech Valleys Food Manufacturing and Innovations Park sites.

Tobacco Control Policy and Legislation

16 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing approved £195,000 for 2021 to 2022 financial year to help support the tobacco work programme.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 6th July 2021

16 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed funding for a project in Powys.

Wales Cultural Recovery Funding

16 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Phase 2 Cultural Recovery Grant Funding for five businesses in Wales.

Self-catering properties - Valuation Office Agency additional checks

16 August 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to fund the Valuation Office Agency to issue statutory Forms of Return to all self-catering properties in Wales every two years, beginning in 2021-22 to recheck whether properties continue to meet the qualifying criteria set out in regulations.

UK wide voluntary Extended Producer Scheme

16 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed, in principle, for Wales to participate in a UK wide voluntary Extended Producer Scheme to address chewing gum litter and staining.

Marine Energy Programme funding

16 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and The Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed funding for The Marine Energy Programme including a Tidal Lagoon Challenge for the remainder of the current financial year 2021 to 2022.

Professional advice fees

16 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the expenditure for specialist consultancy services in respect of a rail related project in South Wales.

Transforming towns loan funding 

12 August 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to open a call for applications for the new £5million allocation of transforming towns loan funding for 2021 to 2022.

ARTHUR programme - strategic outline business case purchase of economic data

12 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the purchase of the 2020 edition of the MEDraysintell nuclear medicine report for the cost of EUR 15,750.

Re-appointment of independent member third sector to Cardiff and Vale university health board

12 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Sara Moseley as Independent Member Third Sector to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for 4 years, from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2025.

Development of a strategic business case for the ARTHUR programme 

12 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the request for £30,000 (inc.VAT) for the development of a strategic outline business case for the ARTHUR programme.

Upholding professional standards in Wales

11 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed further funding for the continuation of reviewing the Upholding Professional Standards in Wales procedure to investigate and address concerns regarding capability, performance and conduct for all doctors and dentists employed by NHS organisations in Wales.

Approval of Griffiths and Armour scheme of insurance for Approved Inspectors

11 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed the approval of the Griffiths and Armour scheme of insurance for Approved Inspectors.

Agriculture and horticulture development board order 2008 SI consultation and changes

11 August 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to the UK Government running one single consultation on behalf of Welsh Ministers and, with their agreement, on a UK-wide basis for a shortened six week period and for the Defra Secretary of State to make amendments to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order.

Expansion of the Local Government Chief digital officers delivery team

11 August 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved funding to expand the Local Government Chief digital officer’s delivery team.

Extension of contract - provision of expert legal advice in relation to the Dawnus administration

11 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to Hugh James LLP - Extension of Contract. Provision of Expert Legal Advice in relation to the Dawnus administration.

New guidance which has implications for the national minimum standards for regulated childcare for children up to the age of 12 years

11 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to issue the Welsh Government Circular letter WGC 005/2021 to registered childcare and play providers and other interested parties on 20th July 2021.  

Modern methods of construction loan repurpose Melin Homes

11 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the repurposing of an existing financial transaction capital loan to enable the delivery of new social homes using Modern Methods of construction.

LAMP optigene saliva testing pilot

11 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed not to progress the LAMP saliva testing pilot at Swansea University.

Guide to Future Wales 

11 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to publish the guide to Future Wales: frequently asked questions, 2nd edition.

Access to Naloxone

10 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing agreed to join a UK wide consultation exercise about expanding access to Naloxone.

Neurodevelopmental services

10 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has agreed measures to improve neurodevelopmental services with an initial focus on learning disability, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Judicial review in regard to a planning appeal decision

10 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to The Planning Inspectorate handling the Judicial Review brought forward by the Treatment Hub.

Support for education workforce

9 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have approved funding to secure continued mental health and well-being support to the education workforce in Wales.

Appointment to Sport Wales

9 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has approved the arrangements for the appointment of a new Chair for Sport Wales.

North Wales Metro

9 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has approved further funding for the North Wales Metro programme.

Heat network efficiency scheme

9 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed for Wales to opt in to the demonstrator Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, being run by BEIS, this financial year.

Relaxation of planning conditions

9 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed write to local planning authorities asking them to continue to relax the enforcement of conditions restricting retail deliveries, and advise major food retailers to revert to the opening hours set out in their planning permission.

Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

9 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Carolyn Donoghue as Independent Member (University) to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, for 4 years, from 4 August 2021 until 3 August 2025.

COVID-19 vaccination programme

9 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the role of primary care in delivering the COVID-19 vaccination programme, specifically the Pfizer vaccine.

Support for community and town councils

5 August 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved funding to establish a Digital Officer to support the community and town council sector in Wales.

National Speech, Language and  Communication Co-ordinator post

5 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed the extension of the secondments of the National Speech, Language and  Communication Co-ordinator post in Welsh Government

Social Services annual reports

5 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for a procurement exercise to commission the development of guidance that can be referenced by local authorities when compiling evidence to write the Local Authority Social Services Annual Report.

Social Care Wales

5 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed the Social Care Wales Business Plan for 2021 to 2022.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme

5 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme Outline Business case for Fairwater Campus, Cardiff.

Appointment to  Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales)

5 August 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the appointment exercise for a new Chair for Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales).

Kerbside recycling in Carmarthenshire

5 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed ‘in principle’ funding for changes to kerbside recycling collections in Carmarthenshire.

Student Income and Expenditure Survey

5 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved expenditure for the Student Income and Expenditure Survey, 2021 to 2022.

Medicines supply

5 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed arrangements for the management of medicines supply in the case of disruption to the medicines market.

Digital waste tracking

5 August 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved the Consultation paper and Impact Assessment on the introduction of mandatory digital waste tracking.

Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales

5 August 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Minister for Health and Social Services approved funding for the ‘Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales 2022 to 2024 Delivery Plan’.

Health and social care integration

5 August 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Minister for Social Services, and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing approved a new five year funding programme for health and social care integration across Wales from April 2022.

Borrowing approval application

5 August 2021

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

Additional Learning Needs professional learning

2 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for accredited Additional Learning Needs professional learning.

Student Loan Company

2 August 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for the Student Loan Company’s activities for Wales in 2021 to 2022

Re-appointment to HEFCW

2 August 2021

The Minister for Education has approved the re-appointment of Dr John Graystone as a HEFCW Council Member.

Borrowing application

30 July 2021

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

EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service

30 July 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed the continuation of the EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service. contract with Newfields Law, for another quarter.

Specialist post 16 programmes of study

30 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist Further Education establishments.

National Training for Wales

30 July 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed funding to extend several posts at National Training for Wales for a further 12 months.

PPE strategy

29 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the PPE strategy for 2021 to 2022.

Economy Futures Fund

29 July 2021

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

ENABLE grant

28 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and First Minister have agreed to increase the ENABLE grant to local authorities.

Housing adaptations

28 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publication of the High Level Analysis of Data on Housing Adaptations 2019 to 2020.

Funding for the Allied Health Professions Framework

28 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the 2021 to 2022 funding allocation for the Allied Health Professions Framework.

Safeguarding and advocacy programme

28 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding for the safeguarding and advocacy programme work for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

National Forest

28 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to launch the National Forest’s Woodland Investment Grant to fund the creation and enhancement of woodlands across Wales in 2021 to 2022

Planning Inspectorate Wales budget

27 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed an annual budget of £2,997,000 for the Planning Inspectorate Wales, for financial year 2021 to 2022.

UK Emissions Trading Scheme

26 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved the Natural Resource Wales’s proposed charging regime for the UK Emissions Trading Scheme for 2021 to 2022.

Excessive workloads in further education

26 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding to support a project to review workloads in further education.

Cultural recovery funding

26 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Phase 2 cultural recovery grant funding for three businesses in Wales.

Discovery phase for IT modernisation for analysts

26 July 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved spending of up to £75,000,plus VAT, to fund a “discovery stage” for IT digital modernisation for analysts within the Welsh Government.

Additional funding for cycle training

22 July 2021

The Deputy Minister and Minister for Climate Change have agreed to make up to an additional £500,000 available to local authorities to provide additional cycle training to children and adults in 2021 to 2022.

Supporting Specialist Construction Apprenticeships

22 July 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed for a 4 year contract to be issued to the Construction Industry Training Board to support apprenticeships in construction and scaffolding.

Wales NHS and Social Care Mental Health of the Workforce Support Services

22 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing approved advice to commission a tendering exercise for the provision of a mental health service for the NHS and Social Care workforce in Wales.

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance System replacement

22 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to continue working with Marine Management Organisation to develop the new IT solution for the recording, collation and reporting of UK fisheries surveillance and inspections data, to fund the development and continuous improvement costs from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Control and Enforcement project, and to allocate funding to cover ongoing revenue costs of this system.

Extension of 100% Small Business Rates Relief for registered childcare providers

21 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, the Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to an extension of 100% Small Business Rates Relief for registered day care nurseries for a further three-year period (to 31 March 2025).

Publication of the Karel Williams foundational economy research report

21 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publication of the foundational economy research ltd report - ‘Small Towns, Big Issues: aligning business models, organisation, imagination’ on the Welsh Government’s website.

Grant Funding for safety camera funding in Wales 2021 to 2022

21 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed revenue grant funding for GoSafe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, of up to £2,550,000 in 2021 to 2022 to support the running costs of two ticket offices and ensure the operation of safety cameras on the trunk road and motorway network in Wales.

National Library of Wales

21 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has agreed an appointment plan for the recruitment of President to the National Library of Wales.

Fire Safety Building Passport 

21 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed funding for taller residential buildings to inform a 'Fire Safety Building Passport'. 

Appointment of a new chair for Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa Board

21 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales) Chair Public Appointment Recruitment 2021.

Lantra Food Skills Cymru project

21 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed funding be made available to continue Lantra – Food Skills Cymru project .

Appointment of an Interim Chair and Board for the Centre for Digital Public Services

21 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has approved the appointment of Jessica Leigh Jones as Interim Chair and Darius Pocha, Ruth Glazzard, Neil Prior and Derek Walker as Interim Board members for the Centre for Digital Public Services.

Beaufort public attitudes survey report and public consultation exercise for the 20mph national default speed limit

21 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change and Minister for Climate Change have approved publishing the results of the Beaufort public attitudes survey report and to undertake a public consultation exercise for the 20mph national default speed limit.

‘Talk With Me' Campaign

21 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to increase the ‘Talk With Me’ speech language and communication budget by £250,000.

Extension of appointments of the Chair and members of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee

21 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a 1-year extension for the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee Chair, Martin Buckle, the 3 public appointees and the 11 nominated members.

North Wales Border Control Post construction procurement

21 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd and the Minister for Economy have agreed to issue the design and build contractors tender package for the construction of the North Wales Border Control Post.

Appointment to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

21 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointment plan to appoint an Independent Member (Finance) to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. 

Appointment to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

21 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the recruitment plan for the appointment of an Independent Member (Community) to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Appointment to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

21 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the recruitment plan for the appointment of an Independent Member (Third Sector) to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Seren hub 

21 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for activities to be supported through the Seren programme during 2020 to 2021.

Curriculum reform next steps

21 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed with the proposed next steps for Curriculum for Wales implementation. These will be communicated in an Oral Statement to the Senedd.

STEP Location Bid

21 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the STEP Location Bid - second stage application match funding support Pembrokeshire County Council.

Construction Apprenticeship Scheme wage subsidy and coordinator support

21 July 2021

The Minister for the Economy has approved a financial contribution for coordinator mentoring and wellbeing support, and if needed, an apprentice wage subsidy for Cyfle and Y Prentis Shared Apprenticeship construction projects for the financial year 2021 to 2022. 

Education Workforce Council nominated appointments 2021

21 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the procedure for appointing 2 nominated members to the Education Workforce Council.

The continued funding of 20 mph pilot settlements 2021 to 2022

19 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the continued grant funding for 20 mph first phase implementation / pilot settlements.

Variation to a legal agreement

19 July 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to the amendment of a legal agreement and budget amendment in order to facilitate a change of the phasing of works in connection with Cardiff bus station.

Extension of the national advisers for violence against women, gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence

19 July 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to re-appoint Yasmin Khan and Nazir Afzal OBE as national advisers for violence against women, gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Developing Strategic Resource Areas for marine planning

19 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the marine planning work programme to map and identify potential strategic resource areas.

Funding for post-16 programmes

19 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist Further Education establishments. 

Wales Cultural Recovery funding

15 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Phase 2 Cultural Recovery Grant funding for two businesses in Wales.

Laying Ofgem annual report in the Senedd

15 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to lay Ofgem’s annual report before the Senedd.

Vaccination Status paper/ telephone solution

15 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed that following the successful interim period, the City and Council of Swansea should continue to provide a telephone service for Welsh citizens to request paper-based vaccination status certificates until at least 31 March 2022.

Land for Housing Scheme 2021 to 2022

15 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the continuation of the Land for Housing Scheme, in order to utilise the allocation of £10m in 2021 to 2022 from Financial Transaction Capital monies and noted the proposed timings and terms of the 2021 to 2022 Land for Housing Scheme. 

Regional Energy Strategies

14 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to provide an endorsement of the strategic direction the regional energy strategies represent and the publishing of the regional energy strategies.

Funding for post-16 programmes of study at Specialist Further Education establishments

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist Further Education establishments. 

Appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board 

14 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the recruitment plan for the appointment of an Independent Member to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Review of The Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales

14 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to consult on revised draft Regulatory Statuses and Standards for the Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales and to a shortened six week consultation period with the consultation carried out through the Regulatory Advisory Group membership.

Support for the Toyota Lean Clusters Programme 2021 to 2025

14 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Toyota Lean Clusters Programme for 2021 to 2025.

Primary Care development budget 

14 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh Government funding in 2021 to 2022 for the continued development of primary care services. 

Public consultation and impact assessments on a 20mph default speed limit

14 July 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed the publication of the results of the Beaufort Public attitudes survey report and the public consultation for the 20mph National Default Speed Limit.

21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme 

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed recommendations made by the Education Investment Panel on those business case Variations during June 2021.

21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme 

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education and welsh Language has agreed the recommendations made by the Education Investment Panel in June to approve both an increased Welsh Government funding intervention rate for St David’s Catholic College in Cardiff and their first capital scheme under the Programme.

Extending the reporting period for the National Action Plan on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse

14 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to the extension of the deadline for reporting against actions in Year 3 of the National Action Plan on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse to 30 June 2022.

Post-16 digital support and effective use of technology

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for post-16 digital support and effective use of technology.

21st Century Schools 

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education has agreed recommendations made by the Education Investment Panel on those business cases at Strategic Outline Plan, Outline Business Case, Full Business Case, and Business Justification Case during June 2021.

Flying Start capital Funding 2021 to 2022

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have approved changes to the Flying Start capital programme for 2021 to 2022.

Childcare Offer capital grant variation of funding for Anglesey and Torfaen

14 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have approved capital grant variation in respect of the transfer of childcare capital funding. 

Funding for post-16 programmes of study at Specialist Further Education establishments

12 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist Further Education establishments. 

Disposal of land in Cardiff Bay

12 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to the sale of land in Cardiff Bay.

British Wool Marketing Board annual accounts

8 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed the content of the British wool marketing board annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020 and the laying before UK Parliament. 

Committee for Radioactive Waste Management annual report for 2020 to 2021

8 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publishing of the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management annual report for 2020 to 2021. 

Consultation on improvements to animal welfare in transport

8 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed the Summary of Responses and Government response to the consultation on 'Improvements to Animal Welfare in Transport' and its publication. 

Food sector development framework 2022 to 2025 to 2026

8 July 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to undertake an open procurement exercise through Sell2Wales and for a new framework of preferred contractors to be developed. 

Additional funding for homelessness emergency response

8 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to continue the emergency homelessness response until the end of the financial year 2021 to 2022, utilising additional funding allocated to the local authority hardship fund. The Minister for Finance and Local Government has also agreed to allocate an additional £10 million to the local authority hardship fund for the homelessness emergency response.

Recruitment of additional 100 Police Community Support Officers

8 July 2021

The Minister for Social Justice and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have jointly agreed arrangements to fund the additional recruitment and deployment costs for an additional 100 Police Community Support Officers so as to deliver the commitment in the Programme for Government.

Economy Futures Fund 

8 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Economy Futures Fund 

8 July 2021

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

Consultation on subordinate legislation on assessment arrangements under the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

8 July 2021

The Minister for Education and welsh Language has approved funding for a consultation on the Subordinate Legislation on assessment arrangements for Curriculum for Wales.

Single cancer pathway

8 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the continuation of funding for the suspected cancer pathway and Wales cancer network board.

Professional advisors to support curriculum implementation

8 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the recruitment of two professional advisers to support the implementation of Curriculum for Wales.

Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

8 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the recruitment plan for the appointment of an Independent Member General/Corporate Business to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Extension of a loan agreement

8 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to extend a loan agreement on commercial terms.

Contact groups in childcare settings

8 July 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to remove the need for children in childcare settings to be kept in consistent contact groups.

Locked Out: Liberating disabled people’s lives and rights in Wales beyond Covid-19 publication

5 July 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Social Justice have agreed arrangements for the publication of the Locked Out: Liberating disabled people’s lives and rights in Wales beyond Covid-19.

Vaccination status digital solution

5 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the digital solution to enable Welsh citizens to access their Covid-19 vaccination status online and agreed funding to cover the cost of the digital solution from the existing Test, Trace Protect (TTP) Contact Tracing financial allocation.

Contact tracing operational framework for the third wave

5 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Contact Tracing Operational Framework.

Consultation on the Review of Nuclear Decommissioning & Radioactive Substances policy

5 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the Welsh Government should jointly consult with the UK Government, the Northern Ireland Executive and Scottish Government on a Review of Nuclear Decommissioning & Radioactive Substances policy.

Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Children's Commissioner for Wales

5 July 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales which sets out the operational working arrangements between the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and the Welsh Government.

Proposed allocation of the Digital Learning Division's revenue budget for 2021 to 2022

5 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has given approval for the planned expenditure and allocation of revenue budget for 2021 to 2022 for the Digital Learning Division.

Completion of Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loans

5 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed for recovered funds to be utilised for the purposes of completing loans and repayable grants where commitments have already been made, complete loans currently in testing and enable further investments to be made as applications are received.

Call-in of planning application

5 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refuse an application to call-in of a planning application for 25 affordable residential dwellings, access, car parking, landscaping, drainage and all associated works at land north of Brynna Road, Brynna, Rhondda Cynon Taf.  

Noise maps

5 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to the procurement of new noise maps for Wales, and to the procurement of expert advice and support to assist in the roll-out of a new Technical Advice Note on air quality, noise and soundscape.

Entrepreneurship and Delivery payments

5 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed payments to be released in financial years 2021 to 2022, 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024.

Planning application

1 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refused the called-in planning application for a dwelling on land opposite Penllwynbedw Fawr, Tynreithin, Tregaron, Ceredigion.  

Planning application

1 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refused the called-in planning application for the erection of new bungalow and workshop at plot adjacent to Ty Alaw, Ponthirwaun, Aberteifi, Ceredigion, SA43 2RL. 

Planning application

1 July 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refused the called-in planning application for the proposed erection of an affordable dwelling on land at Mock Farm, Ffostrasol, Llandysul, Ceredigion.

21st Century Schools and Colleges programme

1 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the recommendations made by the Education Investment Panel in June to approve both an increased Welsh Government funding intervention rate for St David’s Catholic College in Cardiff and their first capital scheme under the Programme.

Extension of section 64 mental health scheme and mental health recovery projects

1 July 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing approved an extension of the section 64 mental health grant scheme and mental health recovery projects up to March 2022.

Plant Health Biosecurity strategy for Great Britain

1 July 2021

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the development of an updated Plant Health biosecurity strategy for Great Britain.

Appointments to the Welsh Revenue Authority board

1 July 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to advertise for 3 non-executive directors to the Welsh Revenue Authority board and to extend the term of appointment for 2 interim non-executive directors for an additional 3 months from October 2021.

International Education Programme 2021 to 2022

1 July 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for the delivery of the International Education Programme during 2021 to 2022.

Emergency funding for businesses

1 July 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved further emergency funding for businesses that remain closed or severely impacted by restrictions, as well as to indicate this might be the final such support for businesses that are now able to trade – subject to certain conditions.

Operating hours of the Fish Export Service helpline

30 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to reduce the operating hours of the Fish Export Service helpline from 24/7 seven days per week to Monday to Friday 07:00 – 20:00 and combine the Fish Export Service helpline with the Catch Recording helpline.

Knowledge transfer partnerships 

30 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Memorandum of Understanding with Innovate UK.

New criteria for approval of schemes of insurance for approved inspectors

30 June 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed new criteria for approval of schemes of insurance for Approved Inspectors 2021 and publication of a circular explaining the changes.

Publication of national comprehensive assessment of heating and cooling

30 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publication of the National Comprehensive Assessment of the potential for efficient heating and cooling.

Funding for economic and fiscal research activities in 2021 to 2022

29 June 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved £100,000 of funding for economic and fiscal research activities in the financial year 2021 to 2022.

Airfield user agreement

29 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to grant a new Airfield User Agreement to the Secretary of State for Defence (MOD) at Bro Tathan Business Park.

Free school meals

28 June 2021

The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language has agreed funding for free school meal provision, for eligible pupils, during the 2021 to 2022 school holidays.

Specialist further education study

28 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for post-16 programmes of study at establishments.

Cardinal Newman RC School

28 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s application to delay the implementation date of its proposal to remove the sixth form from Cardinal Newman RC School from 1 September 2022 to 1 September 2023.

Cultural Recovery Fund additional funding

28 June 2021

The Minister for Economy, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip and Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed the allocation of £8m from reserves for the Cultural Recovery Fund in 2021 to 2022 in line with the previously agreed funding of up to £30m to help support the culture, arts, creative and heritage sectors as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Foundation Phase Professional Advisor

28 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to fund the recruitment of a Foundation Phase Professional Adviser to support the development and implementation of Curriculum for Wales and the Renew and Reform Programme for two years from September 2021.

Support for Tech Week hosted by Technology Connected - 21 to 25 June 2021

28 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed the provision of funding to Technology Connected to support delivery of Tech Week Wales 2021.

The Welsh Government’s Annual Report on compliance with Welsh Language Standards: 2020 to 2021

28 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the Welsh Government Welsh Language Standards Annual Report for 2020 to 2021.

Machynlleth Full Business Case

28 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Full Business Case from Powys Teaching Health Board for a new Health and Wellbeing Centre in Machynlleth supported by Welsh Government funding.

National Programme Diagnostic Imaging 2021 to 2022

28 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the 2021 to 2022 Capital funding for Diagnostic Imaging National Programme.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development UK Environmental Performance Review

28 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed that officials, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, engage with the OECD in the UK EPR.

Asymptomatic Covid19 mass testing proposal for evaluation of behaviour

24 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to commission research to evaluate behaviours in relation to regular COVID testing using Lateral Flow Devices in Wales.

Welsh Joint Education Committee fees

24 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding to be provided to WJEC to enable a further reduction in entry fees and to support WJEC in the cost of administering appeals so that learners do not face any charges for appeals in 2021.

Baglan Power Station

24 June 2021

The Minister for Economy and the Minister for Climate Change have agreed provision to seek the opinion of Queen’s Counsel’s in relation to issuing a compulsory purchase order for a power station.

Integrated care fund 

24 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf, North Wales, Gwent and Cardiff & Vale regions.

I CAN Work  Individual Placement and Support, Phase 2

24 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed to match-fund a contribution towards a 3 year proposal from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (with 70% funded by DWP) for 2021-22 to build on the groundwork and achievements of the pilot IPS I CAN Work project into a second phase of delivery.

PPPATI (post-positive antibody testing initiative ) post positive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) antibody testing initiative

24 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to opt in for Wales to the post-positive antibody testing initiative (PPATI) by the Department of Health and Social Care which is due to start in July 2021.

Modern methods of construction financial transaction capital loan repurpose Cartrefi Conwy

24 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the repurposing of an existing Financial Transaction Capital loan to Cartrefi Conwy to enable the production and delivery of an additional 411 social homes over a 7 year period using Modern Methods of Construction.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme for agricultural activities as no supporting evidence was received by 15 May, nor no notification was received that activity would be undertaken after 15 May and evidence submitted within 30 days of the activity occurring.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant Window 1 claim following an insitu inspection due to some of the equipment purchased was used for some contracting purposes and some of the equipment was ex-hire and therefore second hand.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a 2017 Basic Payment Scheme claim as no supporting evidence for “agricultural activities” was received by the 2017 Single Application Form deadline and nor no notification was received by 15 May , that activity would be undertaken after 15 May and evidence would be submitted within 30 days of the activity occurring.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant Window 1 claim following an in situ inspection because some of the equipment purchased was used for some contracting purposes, and some of the equipment was ex-hire and therefore second-hand.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant Window 5 claim as the business failed to submit evidence by 19 March 2019.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a 2019 BPS claim as no supporting evidence was received for “Agriculture activities” was received by 15 May, and no notification was received by 15 May that activity would be undertaken after 15 May and evidence would be submitted within 30 days of the activity occurring.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

23 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject the appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject the Glastir payment on field parcels SJ1434 2636 and SJ1433 2187. Ineligible codes for management options 101 and 31 were entered against the parcels on the 2016 SAF.

Asset Realisation Plan - Surplus Transport Properties - 2021 to 2022

21 June 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed the disposal of surplus transport assets and allocation for fees and disbursements (including marketing expenditure) to support this activity.

Bethesda Community Council

21 June 2021

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

Sustainable Development Guidance Revision

21 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Sustainable Development Guidance Revision.

Funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist further education establishments

21 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist further education establishments.

Emergency funding ‘top-up’

17 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Emergency funding ‘top-up’ for the most impacted businesses in relation to the phasing in of alert level one.

Services supporting people to recover from COVID 19

17 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved funding of £5m as part of the Adferiad (Recovery) programme, to support the development of community services to support those who are recovering from the effects of COVID 19, either directly as a result of infection (long COVID) or indirectly as part of the broader effects of the pandemic.

Wales Eye Care Service 2021 to 2022

17 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the uplift of a payment to optometrists providing the Wales Eye Care Service 2021 to 2022.

Potential economic impact of data centres in Wales

17 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the potential economic impact of data centre investment in Wales.

Covid-19 Future Business Support

17 June 2021

The First Minister has agreed the next phase of the COVID-19 business support package.

Local Broadband Fund Allocations - Tranche 2

17 June 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed the funding for the Local Broadband Fund Capital and Revenue Schemes for Tranche 2.

Economy Futures Fund 

17 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Blaenau Gwent.

LAMP Optigene Automated Cell Investment

17 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to opt-out of the UK government phase one procurement for automated LAMP cell technology and the acceptance of consequentials.

Childcare Offer Capital Grant 

16 June 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services and the Minister for Education and Welsh Language have approved additional funding for a Childcare Offer capital grant variation for Ysgol Y Ffin, Welsh Medium primary School, Monmouthshire.

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2021 to 2022

16 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed Welsh Government funding for Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2021 to 2022.

Business Productivity Enhancement Programme

16 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Business Productivity Enhancement Programme.

Treorchy Sewing Enterprise

16 June 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the funding for the establishment of the Treorchy Sewing Enterprise.

Clean Air Day Wales 2021

16 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to a contract worth £15,000 with Global Action Plan to deliver air quality educational materials in support of Clean Air Day Wales 2021.

Covid-19 testing

14 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh Government funding to offer Pharmacy Collect in Wales as an additional channel for accessing self-test lateral flow test kits.

Investing in Quality projects

14 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for Investing in Quality projects for the post-16 sector.

Heritage partnership agreement regulations

14 June 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has agreed to changes to the draft heritage partnership agreement regulations following consultation and for a commencement order to be prepared to bring into force heritage partnership agreements and the statutory register of historic parks and gardens.

The National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry

14 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry.

Local Authority Funding for Retrospective Rates Relief

14 June 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to provide local authorities funding to make additional retrospective payments for the 2020 to 2021 Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief scheme.

Pilot test events 

10 June 2021

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the Business Event at the Celtic Manor Resort on 20 May to enable it to take place as part of the test event programme.

Pilot test event 

10 June 2021

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the ‘We need bees’ event at Theatr Brycheiniog  on 3rd and 4th June to enable it to take place as part of the test event programme.

Pilot test event 

10 June 2021

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the Wales Triathlon on 12th June to enable it to take place as part of the test event programme.

Pilot test events 

10 June 2021

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the Glamorgan V Lancashire match (3 June) and Wales V Albania game (5 June) to enable them to take place as part of the test event programme.

Consulting on options for delivering the mandatory electronic Waste Tracking Service

10 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a joint UK-wide consultation on the options for the mandatory electronic tracking of waste. 

The re-approval of organisations to deliver the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme courses in Wales

10 June 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change and Minister for Climate Change have approved applications from IAM Driver Retraining Academy Limited and TTC 2000 Limited to deliver the Drink Driving Rehabilitation Scheme courses in Wales.

Integrated Care Fund Capital project proposals

9 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf, North Wales, Gwent, West Glamorgan, West Wales and Cardiff & Vale regions.

Pilot test events 

9 June 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing & Welsh Language, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the Eid Celebration and Tafwyl Festival to enable them to take place as part of the test event programme.

Pilot test event 

9 June 2021

The Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing & Welsh Language, Minister for Health and Social services and the First Minister have authorised the Swansea v Barnsley play-off game on Saturday 22 May to enable it to take place as part of the test event programme.

Pilot test events 

9 June 2021

The First Minister has authorised the Newport County v Forest Green play-off game on 18 May to enable it to take place as part of the test event programme.

Appointment of the next Children's Commissioner for Wales

8 June 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed the appointment process for the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

Support for the Welsh Language Commissioner

7 June 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to allocate the Welsh Language Commissioner with £108,000 additional capital funding in financial year 2021 to 2022, to fund upgrades to the IT system.

Newport east health and wellbeing centre

7 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the outline business case for the development of a health and wellbeing centre in Newport east.

Mobile Covid testing units

7 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the use of two mobile units to process Covid-19 tests to support any potential outbreak management and surge testing if required.

PCR Tests for international travel

7 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed there should be a UK-wide cap on the number of NHS PCR tests available for returning international travellers to purchase.

Appointment to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

7 June 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the recruitment plan for the appointment of a new Chair to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.

Windrush Day 2021

7 June 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed funding towards the celebration of Windrush Day 2021.

Notice of the proposed compulsory acquisition of rights

2 June 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed the publication of the Notice of Intention to give a certificate under Paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 for the purposes of providing new common land rights to enable the Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision project to proceed.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board intervention expenditure

2 June 2021

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

Post storm repairs

2 June 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed, in response to flood assets damaged throughout Wales by storms and extreme weather in December 2020 and January 2021, to fund the £1,733,160 worth of eligible repairs.

Notice of the Proposed Compulsory Acquisition of Rights

27 May 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed the publication of the Notice of Intention to give a certificate under Paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 for the purposes of providing new common land rights to enable the Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision project to proceed.

Penmaenmawr Town Council

26 May 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Penmaenmawr Town Council for £50,000.

Continuation of the extension of the EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service 

26 May 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has approved arrangements for a contract extension to Newfields Law to provide an EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service up to 30 September 2021.

Funding for post-16 programmes of study at Specialist Further Education establishments

26 May 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for post-16 programmes of study at specialist Further Education establishments.

Marine Energy Programme including a Tidal Lagoon Challenge

25 May 2021

The Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales has agreed Interim funding for the development of the Marine Energy Programme including a Tidal Lagoon Challenge in the current financial year 2021 to 2022.

Ogmore Vale Primary School 

21 May 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved an application from Bridgend local authority to replace the governing body at Ogmore Vale Primary School with an Interim Executive Board.

Next Generation Access Broadband Wales 

20 May 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to approve the expenditure to carry out the Open Market Review 2021 intervention Area Update.

Acquisition of land in Swansea

18 May 2021
 
The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport approved the acquisition of land in Swansea.