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Support for carers

30 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed funding to third sector organisations, to support the delivery of the four national priorities for unpaid carers 2022 to 2023.

Park homes

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed work should continue to be postponed on gathering further evidence to support the consideration of the maximum commission rate payable on the sale of park homes in Wales.

Homelessness Prevention Grant

30 December 2021

The First Minister and the Minister for Climate Change have agreed to the indicative allocations for 2022 to 2023 for the Homelessness Prevention Grant.

Sale of peat

30 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd agreed to the joint consultation covering England and Wales on 'Ending the sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales' launched on 18 December.

Road Safety Grant

30 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed the application process for the Road Safety Grant for financial year 2022 to 2023.

Housing Support National Advisory Board

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to an appointment exercise for a new Chair to the Housing Support National Advisory Board.

Borrowing approval

30 December 2021

The First Minister has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Mumbles Community Council for £1,205,000.

Independent living

30 December 2021

Both the Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed allocation of £10 million to the WLGA for distribution to the 22 local authorities for the purchase of social care equipment to support independence in this financial year.

Health boards

30 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the allocations for the health boards in financial year 2022 to 2023.

Child minding

30 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to an independent review of child minding in Wales.

Housing Support Grant

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed an additional £155,008 of Housing Support Grant funding for Cardiff Council.

Digital infrastructure

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to fund design work to support the deployment of additional fibre and associated infrastructure on the core valley lines.

Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board

30 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to commence a recruitment exercise for the Chair of a new Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board.

21st Century Schools

30 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the Business Cases for: Harbourside Project (NPT); Dyffryn Aeron (Ceredigion); • Llyn y Forwyn (RCT); YGG Bryntawe (Swansea); Aergavenny 3-19 Special School; Ysgol Bryngwyn (Carmarthen); Brecon Town Centre (NPT); School Hawthorn (RCT); Bryncelynnog Comprehensive (RCT); Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon (Caerphilly); and, Bassaleg School (Newport).

21st Century Schools

30 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed variations to the following projects: St David’s College; Newport; Dolgellau Pwllheli project; Llangefni sports facilities project; Rhyl Engineering Centre project; Blaenau Gwent, Welsh medium school; and, St Albans Voluntary Aided School.

21st Century Schools

30 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved an increase to the benchmark costs only for school and college construction including substructures, superstructures, external works and for fixtures, fittings, equipment and IT.

Physical Adaptations Grant

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to implement a property based allocation formula for the Physical Adaptations Grant scheme from April 2022 and to include Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd in the scheme.

Adoption UK and St David’s Children Society

30 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding for Adoption UK and St David’s Children Society for 2022 to 2023.

Deregistration of common land

30 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved the application to deregister part of Castlebythe Common and provide replacement land under section 16 of the Commons Act 2006.

Retail, leisure and hospitality rates relief

30 December 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to provide non-domestic rates support for 2022 to 2023 to ratepayers in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. 

Joint Fisheries Statement

30 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved a Narrative Impact Assessment, to be published alongside the latest consultation document and consultation draft of a Joint Fisheries Statement. 

Childcare, Play and Early Years programmes

30 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed indicative budget allocations for childcare, play and early years for 2022 to 2025.

Coastal Risk Management Programme

30 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to extend the Coastal Risk Management Programme by one year through 2022 to 2023.

Childcare Offer for Wales digital platform

30 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to the roll-out of the National Childcare Offer digital platform being postponed by one school term to go live in January 2023.

Legal fees

30 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed the EnviroWales / Quinn Radiator recovery legal fees.

Major Health Condition Delivery Plan

30 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Major Health Condition Delivery Plan Welsh Government funding in 2022 to 2023.

Innovation health and social care programme

30 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for 2022 to 2023 period to support delivery of the Innovation Health and Social Care Programme.

Young Persons Guarantee – Regional Skills Partnership stakeholder engagement

20 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Young Persons Guarantee Regional Skills Partnership stakeholder engagement 2021 to 2022 budget.

Reading Well for Children books

20 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has agreed to provide funding to create eAudio versions of all 21 Welsh-language books on the Reading Well for Children booklist and to distribute 2 free copies of each title to each of the 22 library authorities in Wales.

Global Centre of Rail Excellence

20 December 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have approved expenditure for economic and legal advice services in relation to the Global Centre of Rail Excellence project.

Loan agreement

20 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the extension of a loan agreement.

Tobacco and alcohol projects

20 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has agreed additional funding to support tobacco and alcohol projects in the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Burial fees

20 December 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved the Church in Wales engrossments to amend, from 1 January 2022, the fees for burials, and the fees for the erection of monuments and gravestones.

Teacher Training Incentives scheme

20 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to amend the priority categories relating to the award of the PGCE FE Teacher Training Incentives scheme in academic year 2022 to 2023.

ASH Wales Cymru and Alcohol Change UK Grant funding

20 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing agreed to fund ASH Wales Cymru and Alcohol Change Wales for three financial years beginning in the financial year 2022 to 2023.

Barry biomass

20 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to recover two planning appeals by Biomass UK No.2 Ltd relating to Land at Barry Biomass, Woodham Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan for her own decision.  

Credit Union grant funding

20 December 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed Credit Union grant funding for 2022 to 2023 to continue 14 credit union projects.

Sustainable Waste Management Grant

20 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to release this year’s Sustainable Waste Management Grant payments and agreed that officials work with the WLGA and local authorities on the options to reform the grant for next year onwards.

Emergency Department System Programme

20 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the All-Wales Welsh Emergency Department System Programme.

COVID testing

17 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed advice in relation to International Travel day 8 testing for fully vaccinated arriving travellers.

Integrated Care Fund

17 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for a project in the West Glamorgan region, and approved changes to Integrated Care Fund capital regional indicative allocations in 2021 to 2022.

UK Emissions Trading Scheme

17 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to not intervene, following the UK Emissions Trading Scheme Cost Containment Mechanism being triggered in December 2021.

Appointment to Powys Teaching Health Board

17 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Ms Catherine Poynton as Independent Member (Trade Union) to Powys Teaching Health Board from 11 November 2021 until 10 November 2025.

Appointment to Velindre University NHS Trust

17 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Mrs Vicky Morris as Independent Member (Quality & Safety) to Velindre University NHS Trust from 12 November 2021 until 11 November 2024. 

Re-Appointment to Hywel Dda University Health Board

17 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Anna Lewis as Independent Member Community to Hywel Dda University Health Board, for 4 years, from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2026.

Lateral Flow Devices

17 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to opt-in to the procurement of Lateral Flow Devices for January to March 2022

Funding for post-16 programmes

17 December 2021

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

Primary care contract reform programme

15 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed ongoing funding for the continued delivery of the primary care contract reform programme, including the legal resources. 

Funding for post-16 programme(s)

15 December 2021

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

Infrastructure grant funding for Third Sector support of volunteering in Health and Social Care

15 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed Infrastructure grant funding for Third Sector support of volunteering in Health and Social Care.

Extend the contract of the current temporary independent adjudicator

15 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to extend the contract of the current temporary independent adjudicator. 

Local Culture & Sport

15 December 2021

The Minister for Economy and Deputy Minister for Arts and Sports, and Chief Whip have agreed to the update on actual and committed spend to date for Support for Local Culture & Sport.

Inclusion of Welsh Government Commitments in the 5th UK Open Government National Action Plan 2022 to 2024

15 December 2021

The First Minister has agreed to the Welsh Government Open Government commitments for inclusion in the 5th UK Open Government National Action Plan and for publication on the Welsh Government website.

Internal review of the Homelessness Prevention Grant including aligning it with the Housing Support Grant

15 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed a range of decisions related to the Homelessness Prevention Grant, including to transfer funding for ‘main programme’ projects to the Housing Support Grant from 2022-23, ring-fenced for a transitional period of up to two years; and to delay the decision to transfer funding relating to Bond Guarantee Schemes, Youth Innovation and Housing First projects to the Housing Support Grant until 2023-24, pending further exploratory work and evaluation. 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Wellbeing Centre of Excellence

15 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed funding to support Aneurin Bevan University Health Board's Centre of Excellence for Staff Wellbeing and Support.  

International Inbound Tourism Development Fund

15 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed funding to retain and build on the vital supply chain link with international markets provided by a specific sub-sector of the tourism industry, which generates business across the wider visitor economy. 

Setting the Welsh Red Meat Levy Rates 2022 to 2023

15 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to maintain the current level of Welsh Red Meat Levy rates for 2022 to 2023 and the current level of the Welsh Red Meat Levy recovery costs at abattoirs/auction markets for 2022 to 2023.

Additional Allocation for the Visitor Economy 

15 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved a proposal to boost to the Visitor Economy to utilise £4.920m in 2021 to 2022. 

Extension of digital inclusion and health procured programme

15 December 2021

The Minister for Social Justice, Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed the extension of digital inclusion and health procured programme, Digital Communities Wales: digital confidence, health and well-being (DCW) until 30 June 2025.

All-Wales Robotic Assisted Surgery Network

13 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the All-Wales Robotic Assisted Surgery Network.

Testing arrangements to identify the Omicron variant

13 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed testing arrangements to identify the Omicron variant.

Funding of scoping work for the change in default speed limit on Restricted Roads in Wales

13 December 2021

The First Minister, Minister for Climate Change, and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed provision of an initial grant of £470,879 for local authorities to begin scoping work for the change in default speed limit on Restricted Roads in Wales.

Domestic Self-Isolation Omicron

13 December 2021

The First Minister has agreed to introduce a legal requirement for all suspected and confirmed close contacts of Omicron cases to self-isolate for up to ten days (from the date of test or symptom onset), regardless of age or vaccination status.

Written statement on the outcome of the deep dive into renewable energy

13 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to issue a Written Statement on the outcome of the deep dive into renewable energy along with a list of recommendations from that group.

New funding model for the Health and Social Care Regional Integration Fund

13 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Minister for Social Services, and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed a new funding model for the Health and Social Care Regional Integration Fund which will commence from April 2022.”

Refurbishment of an Industrial Building

13 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to additional expenditure for the refurbishment of an Industrial building at Rassau Industrial Estate, Blaenau Gwent.

Cardiff Crossrail Outline Business Case

9 December 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister have agreed joint-funding the Outline Business Case for the Cardiff Crossrail link between Cardiff Central Station and Newport Road.

NHS Wales Education Commissioning and Training Plan for 2022 to 2023

9 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the NHS Wales Education Commissioning and Training Plan for 2022 to 2023 for Non-Medical Health Professional and Medical workforce.

Race Equality Action Plan Projects Revealing Lived Experience

9 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, has approved funding support for the first phase of the Revealing Lived Experience project as part of delivery of the Race Equality Action Plan, and provisionally agreed funding for a second phase in 2022 to 2023. 

Avian Influenza outbreak in Wales

9 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has authorised up to £1m emergency funding for the Animal and Plant Health Agency to control the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Wales. An initial allocation of £500k has been agreed.

Royal Collections and Delegated Authority

8 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, has agreed the request to indemnify the Royal Collection Trust for items on loan to Amgueddfa Cymru and has agreed to continue the delegations to Welsh Government staff to issue indemnities under the UK Government Indemnity Scheme.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 2nd November 2021 

8 December 2021

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

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

8 December 2021
 
The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Cardiff.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club - Financial Support from Covid Reserve

8 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, and the Minister for Economy, have agreed a grant of £710,000 in 2021 to 2022 to support Glamorgan County Cricket Club in addressing the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cricket.

British Wool Marketing Board Annual Report and Accounts 2020 to 2021

8 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed the content of the British Wool Marketing Board’s Annual Financial Statements for 2020 to 2021 and the laying before UK Parliament. 

Urdd Gobaith Cymru

8 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for Urdd Gobaith Cymru to fund the development of the necessary infrastructure to allow free entry to the 2022 Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbigh. 

Curriculum

7 December 2021

The Minister for Education & Welsh Language has agreed £6.87 million funding in 2021 to 2022 to support curriculum realisation.

Transforming Towns

7 December 2021

The First Minister, Minister for Climate Change, and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed loan funding of £7.8m in 2021/22 to the following local authorities: Swansea, Carmarthen, Wrexham and Vale of Glamorgan.

Public Sector - Zero Emission Fleet and Infrastructure Grant

7 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the allocation of up to £3m from existing budget to provide funding to public sector organisations for zero emission electric vehicles and electric charging infrastructure.

Initial Teacher Education allocations

7 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the national level allocations for recruitment to full-time Initial Teacher Education programmes for academic year 2022 to 2023.

Regulated Products First Tranche Consultations

6 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has agreed for the FSA to launch two separate eight-week consultations on the other legitimate factors of the GM Food and Feed and Novel Food applications. 

Carbon Monoxide - review of requirements

6 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a consultation on amendments to the building regulations on carbon monoxide alarms. 

Ending Homelessness Action Plan consultation summary response report and final version of the action plan

6 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publication of the Consultation Summary Response Report on the draft ending homelessness action lan; and the final version of the Ending Homelessness Action Plan and its publication.

Response to Committee report ‘Set in Stone? A report on who gets remembered in public spaces’

6 December 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, has agreed a response to the former Culture, Welsh Language and communications committee report, ‘Set in Stone? A report on who gets remembered in public spaces’.

Bevan Commission contributory funding 2022 to 2026

6 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Bevan Commission contributory funding (2021 to 2026).

Creative Learning through the Arts programme

6 December 2021

The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language has agreed a new three-year extension to the creative learning through the Arts programme.

Sale of land

6 December 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the sale of land at Celtic Lakes, Newport.

General medical services contract negotiations 

6 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the general medical services contract negotiations  2021 to 2022.

Capital maintenance for schools 2021 to 2022

6 December 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed an allocation of money to local authorities in 2021 to 2022 to support capital maintenance works for schools.

User research phase for new Stats Wales data platform

6 December 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved spending of up to £80,000 plus VAT to fund a “User Research stage” for a new Stats Wales open data platform.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member to Hywel Dda University Health Board 

6 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Philip Maynard Davies as Independent Member ICT to Hywel Dda University Health Board, for 4 years, from 01/12/2021 until 30/11/ 2025.

The response to the Hinkley Point C stakeholder reference group report

6 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to issue a Written Statement on the Welsh Government’s response to the report of the Hinkley Point C stakeholder reference group.

Joint Fisheries Statement – Consultation and Scrutiny

2 December 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved a consultation document and consultation draft of a Joint Fisheries Statement .The Minister has also agreed to a six week scrutiny period in the Senedd.

Commencement of next stage of the Radiology Information Systems Procurement Programme

2 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of next stage of the Radiology Information Systems Procurement Programme.

Capital funding proposal from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority 2021 to 2022

2 December 2021

The Minister for Social Justice and the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership have agreed match funding for an all-electrical firefighting appliance for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority in 2021 to 2022, the first such appliance in the UK. 

Appointment of Interim Vice-Chair to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

2 December 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Pippa Britton as Interim Vice-Chair to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, until 31 March 2022.

Building Safety Fund Phase 1 (Passport) Survey Funding Options

2 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to change from a Grant Funded programme to a Welsh Government Direct Procurement Process via a Dynamic Procurement System to directly procure accredited surveyors to conduct surveys on affected buildings. 

Agreement of funding to support the COVID 19 Public Inquiry

2 December 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed funding from the COVID reserve and the First Minister has agreed funding for the financial year 2021 to 2022 to support the preparations and activity in relation to the COVID 19 Public Inquiry.

Closure of the Tenancy Saver Loan  and conversion of remaining loans

2 December 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the use of funds held by Wales Council for Voluntary Action to pay the outstanding balance of Tenancy Saver Loans (TSL) for loan recipients who could not be reached, and to reimburse them for loan repayments already made, as part of the closure of the TSL and conversion of loans to grant.

Ministerial Direction under the Coronavirus Act 2020

2 December 2021

The First Minister has made a Direction requiring the owner of the Cinema and Co premises in Swansea to close.

Publication of A Vision for the Food & Drink Industry from 2021

30 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved the ‘A Vision for the Food & Drink industry from 2021’ document and has agreed for the publication of the Vision document on the opening day of Royal Welsh Agricultural Society  Winter Fair 2021.

Funding to Gateway Credit Union

30 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to provide funding to Gateway Credit Union to assist with the cost of necessary adaptations to their IT infrastructure. 

Coronavirus Act 2020 Direction

30 November 2021

The First Minister has issued a Direction requiring the owner of the Cinema and Co premises in Swansea to close.

Local Broadband Fund Allocations - Tranche 3 and Powys Re-modelled Tranche 2 Bid

30 November 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed Local Broadband Fund funding for 3 projects.

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

30 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed funding of £140,500 to enable Vale of Glamorgan Council to undertake a business case for the installation of flood resilience measures for 244 homes in Dinas Powys. 

Sale of land

30 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the sale of land, at Phoenix Park Newport, to Pobl Housing Association.

Additional Small Scale Grant Works

30 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed £421,600 for additional projects following flooding events in October 2021.

Active Travel Network Maps

30 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to further extend the date for seven local authorities to submit revised versions of their Integrated Network Maps and Existing Routes Maps, now referred to as Active Travel Network Maps. 

Adoption Register for Wales - Additional Funding for 2021 to 2022

26 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed an additional funding of £23,473 to Cardiff City Council (as host of the National Adoption Service) to enable National Adoption Service to hold an additional national Adoption Activity Day exchange event and a further 3 online adoption profiling events.

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

26 November 2021

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

Gypsy and Traveller Grant 2021 – Bangor Back Lane 

26 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has approved additional funding for works to Conwy CBC Gypsy and Traveller sites.

Selection of lead Queen’s Counsel for the forthcoming COVID-19 public inquiry

25 November 2021

The First Minister has agreed arrangements to engage Queen’s Counsel to support the Welsh Government in connection with preparations for, and participation in, the forthcoming COVID-19 public inquiry. 

Welsh language communities housing plan

25 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed consultation arrangements for the Welsh language communities housing plan.

Framework for Alcohol-Related Brain Damage

25 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has approved the consultation summary report and the final support and treatment framework for alcohol-related brain damage. 

Special guardianship orders (SGO) disruption research & SGO support plan targeted engagement exercise

25 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to the association for adoption and fostering Cymru publishing the special guardianship disruption research report and undertaking a targeted engagement exercise on the all-Wales special guardianship support plan template.

Professional advice fees

25 November 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have approved expenditure for professional advisory services to support appraisal of a grant application in relation to a rail related project in South Wales.

COVID-19 Emergency Funding to Hospices

25 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed an additional £1.5m Welsh Government funding for 6 months (October 2021 to March 2022) to hospices in Wales.

Grant funding for targeted school improvement projects for secondary schools in special measures

25 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed grant funding for targeted school improvement projects for secondary schools in special measures.

Disposal of land at Bala

25 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the disposal of land at Bala.

Complaint against the issue of a warning notice to the River Centre 3-16 learning community

25 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the policy and legal advice and issued letters to the governors of the River Centre 3-16 learning community and to the Director of Education at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council informing that he does not uphold the complaint against the issue of a warning notice to the River Centre.

Wales co-operative centre: additional grant funding 2021 to 2022

25 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed additional funding for the Wales Co-operative Centre for 2021 to 2022 for a project to support children’s services providers seeking to transition to or set up not-for-private profit business models.

Consultation on proposed changes to planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets 

25 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the content of the consultation document and to undertake a 13 week consultation between 23rd November 2021 and 22nd February 2022.

Gypsy and traveller grant 2021 

24 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed funding for Phase 1 refurbishment of the King’s Meadow site.

Incentives for GP & core psychiatry trainees 2022 to 2023

24 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed incentive schemes for GP trainees and core psychiatry trainees for 2022 to 2023.

Borrowing approval application - Llanfairpwll Community Council

24 November 2021

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

Local transport grants funding October- 2021 to 2022

24 November 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed further funding for local transport grants for the financial year 2021 to 2022.

National programme diagnostic imaging

24 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed capital investment of £51m across 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 for replacement diagnostic imaging equipment across NHS Wales. 

Remit letter and framework agreement for Cwmni Egino

24 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the Remit Letter for Cwmni  Egino (Trawsfynydd Development Company).

Additional flood revenue to local authorities – 2021 to 2022

23 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to provide an additional £2,090,000 million for the flood budget to support local authorities to undertake essential maintenance work ahead of the winter months and to provide an additional £20,000 to Wales coastal monitoring centre for extra monitoring activities this year.

Managing exit from the care homes funding package for testing

23 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government, the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed a managed approach to tapering and withdrawing funding arrangements for care homes that have supported the ongoing testing of staff and visitors.

Discretionary expenditure limit for community & town councils

23 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved the discretionary expenditure limit for community & town councils 2022-23 under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Credit unions of Wales website

23 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed funding to improve the Credit Unions of Wales website.

COVID-19 vaccination programme - online vaccination booking service

23 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to support the continued development of an online COVID-19 vaccination booking service.

Transfer into and out of the settlement of funding relating to the coastal risk management programme

22 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to transfer £11 thousand out of the revenue support grant for the Welsh Government contribution towards the coastal scheme at Aberavon and £296 thousand into the RSG for the Welsh Government contribution towards the estern promenade western breakwater scheme, through the coastal risk management programme.

Technology enabled care (TEC Cymru) programme

22 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed a funding for a period of 5 years for the technology enabled care (TEC) programme.

Procurement of lateral flow devices for December - January volumes 2021 to 2022

22 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the opt-out of 9.4m additional lateral flow devices (LFD) and to the receipt of an equivalent financial consequential. 10m additional LFD devices have been procured and allocated to Wales from the quarter 3 procurement by DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care).

Local authority recycling targets 2019 to 2020 - assessment of Cardiff Council's performance

22 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has decided to waive the penalty for Cardiff Council in relation to the 2019 to 2020 minimum Local Authority recycling targets. In reaching this decision the Minister has taken into consideration the impact that levying a substantial financial penalty could have on Cardiff Council’s provision of the very services that need urgent improvement and investment at a time when the economic impact of the pandemic is being keenly felt by Local Authorities.

Establish the Office 365 Centre of Excellence

22 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to establish the Office 365 Centre of Excellence in Digital Health & Care Wales.

Business Wales Contract Extension Post September 2022

22 November 2021

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Climate Change, Deputy Minister for Climate Change and Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to the Business Wales Contract Extension Post September 2022.

Sale of two properties

22 November 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to the sale of two properties in Market St. Holyhead which are deemed surplus to requirements.

Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage Generating Station (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2021

22 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has made a decision on an application by Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd for a “non-material change” to the Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage Generating Station Order 2017 (“the Development Consent Orrder”) for the construction and operation of a 99.9MW pumped storage scheme in Glyn Rhonwy, Gwynedd.  The Minister approved the making of the Order to extend the required commencement date for works from 29 March 2022 to 29 March 2024.

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

22 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Pippa Britton as Independent Member Community to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, for 4 years, from 06 November 2021 until 05 November 2025.

UK Geographical Indication & European Union Protected Food Name Support Programme

22 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to procure a contract to provide continued support for new and current businesses invested in the UK Geographical Indication Schemes and European Union Protected Food Name Schemes.

Appointment to Cwmni Egino

22 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed the appointment of Mike Tynan as interim Chief Executive Officer of Cwmni Egino.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

22 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the remuneration rates of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Non-Officer Members of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

British-Irish council summit 2021 venue

18 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved the venue choice and venue budget for hosting the British-Irish council summit during 2021.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - annual report 2020 to 2021

18 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, has agreed the annual report 2020 to 2021 from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Appointment of Independent Member Legal to Swansea Bay University Health Board

18 November 2021
 
The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of a public appointment process to recruit for Independent Member Legal to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Appointments to the Welsh Revenue Authority board

18 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to appoint 3 non-executive directors to the Welsh Revenue Authority following a recent recruitment campaign. The three new members will begin in January 2022 with one other added to the reserve list for a period of one year.  

ERM dolphyn phase 2 study

18 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the ERM dolphyn project - phase 2 feasibility study.

Funding to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for the 2021 winter fair 2021

18 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed Welsh Government funding to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for the 2021 winter fair in the amount of £20,000 plus VAT. 

Funding to support veg power 2022 campaign in Wales

18 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed the overall cost of £164,659 to support the veg power, 2022 eat them to defeat them campaign in Wales.

In-year capital proposals for fire and rescue authorities 2021 to 2022

18 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Partnership has agreed funding for several capital proposals from the three fire and rescue authorities in 2021 to 2022, from surplus capital funding realised in-year.

Procurement activity on period dignity 2021 to 2022

18 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to fund procurement activity relating to the period dignity policy 2021 to 2022.

Budget allocation to business innovation projects

16 November 2021

The Minister for Economy and the Minister for Local Government have agreed to the budget allocation from COVID business support to business innovation projects. 

Capital funding investment in further education institutions

16 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Minister for Economy and Minister for Finance and Local Government have approved funding for investment in further education institutions.

Land for housing scheme 2021 to 2022 - approval of loan applications

16 November 2021

The First Minister and Minister for Climate Change have agreed the loan applications for the 2021 to 2022 land for housing scheme and for a 2nd application round in 2021 to 2022 to utilise additional recycled loan funding.

Business Wales additional support services 2021 to 2022

16 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the business Wales additional support services 2021 to 2022.

Funding for long-term weight management behaviour change campaign 

16 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed funding to deliver a long-term weight management behaviour change campaign over three years as part of Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales. 

Code of practice on the delivery of autism services communication strategy - funding 2021 to 2022

16 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed funding to support a communications strategy to promote the statutory code of practice on the delivery of autism services which came into effect on 1 September 2021. 

Disposal of land at Cwm Cynon business park

16 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the disposal of land at Cwm Cynon business park.

Economy futures fund – The investment panel meeting of 19th October 2021

15 November 2021
 
The Minister for Economy has agreed economy futures funding for a project in Bridgend.

Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the Welsh national marine plan and progress with marine plans in Wales

15 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the publication of the second Welsh national marine plan user survey and the statutory six year report on progress with marine plans in Wales for the period 2015 to 2021. 

Flying start - digital services - discovery exercise

15 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed funding up to £45,000 in 2021-2022, for a discovery exercise of flying start digital services across Wales.

Appointment of Non-Executive Director to Public Health Wales NHS Wales

15 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of the public appointment process to recruit Non-Executive Director Third Sector to Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

Appointment of Non-Executive Director to Public Health Wales NHS Wales

15 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of the public appointment process to recruit Non-Executive Director Local Authority to Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

Sustainable delivery model for nature's recovery

15 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed funding for consultancy advice to inform the development of a sustainable delivery model for nature recovery. 

Local Authority business development and recovery fund

15 November 2021

The Minister for Economy and Minister for Finance and Local Government have approved a £35m Local Authority business development and recovery fund.

Benthyg Cymru

15 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to funding of up to £77,885 to Benthyg Cymru for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Appointment to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

15 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Professor Iolo Doull as Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.

Legal advice

15 November 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed funding for external legal advice into the implications of a funding round raised by a company into which the Welsh Government has invested.

Welsh Language Commissioner bid for capital funding

15 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved a request from the Welsh Language Commissioner, for an allocation of his cash reserves to be spent as capital spend on IT infrastructure during the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Extension of newly qualified teachers programme to support learner recovery in 2021 to 2022

11 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved additional funding to support newly qualified teachers to continue to develop in their teaching roles and to support learner recovery.

Extension to the employer engagement strand of the Wales valleys engineering programme 

11 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to extend the employer engagement strand of the Welsh valleys engineering project.

Planning application

11 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refused to grant planning permission on an application by Wessex Solar Energy (WSE Pembrokeshire Limited) for a solar park and associated infrastructure across a 34.25HA site capable of exporting up to 22MW AC of electricity into the regional electricity grid. Land at Blackberry Lane, Nash, Pembrokeshire, SA27 4SJ.  

Planning application

11 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has refused to grant planning permission on an application by Môr Hafren Bio Power Limited for the construction and operation of an energy recovery facility (erf), including the formation of a new access onto Newlands Road and ancillary infrastructure.  Land at Newlands Road, Cardiff CF23 2EU. 

Planning application

11 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has declined to call-in the application for the Welsh Ministers own determination on a proposed development for the construction of 102 affordable housing units, associated roads, open space, landscaping and infrastructure on land adjacent to Alexandra Drive, Prestatyn. 

Technical amendment of the proportion of non-domestic rates distributed to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)

11 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to amend the proportion of non-domestic rates that is distributed to PCCs from 5% to 0.1%.

Funding to support quality enhancement projects for the post-16 sector

11 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding to support quality enhancement projects for the post-16 sector.

Treorchy sewing enterprise

11 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the funding for the establishment of the Treorchy sewing enterprise.

Appointment of independent member third sector to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

11 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint John Gallanders as independent member third sector to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, for 4 years, from 01/11/2021 until 31/10/2025.

Entrepreneurship & delivery payments

11 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the entrepreneurship and delivery payments for November & December 2021.

School attendance analysis

11 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to utilise the Higher Education Institute collaborative arrangement to conduct a review of school attendance patterns in Wales. 

Sustainable workforce recruitment campaign

11 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved the proposal to launch a sustainable workforce recruitment campaign for food and drink businesses in Wales. 

Wales Commercial Property Fund -Picton Yard

11 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to grant aid a development in Swansea.

Development Bank of Wales Term of Government Remit Letter

11 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the 2021 to 2026 Term of Government Remit letter to be issued to the Development Bank of Wales.

Infrastructure to Support the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry 

11 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has reviewed options for appropriate infrastructure to ensure that the National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry is embedded across the education sector. He has agreed to option 3, establishing a Cross-Sectoral National Strategy for Educational Research and Enquiry oversight and realisation board, as this option was the most proportionate way forward, along with whatever internal Welsh Government arrangements are required to enable Welsh Government to be best represented on the board.

Proposed revised levy rates for the Potato and Horticulture Sectors 2021 to 2022

11 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has approved the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board proposed revised levy rates for the Potato and Horticulture Sectors 2021 to 2022.

Tobacco Control Strategy

9 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has approved the Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales and the delivery plan to be published for consultation.

Economic development activities

9 November 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed funding for consultancy fees to assist in preparation of land for the purposes of economic development activities at a site in south Wales.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject the Glastir Small Grants claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to partially accept an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a 55% Cross Compliance penalty. The Cross Compliance penalty was reduced to 3%.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant window 5 claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a 2019 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a reduction and penalty to Glastir Advanced Capital Works claims.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject Glastir Small Grants claims.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to partially accept an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a 14% penalty retrospectively back to the customer’s 2014 Glastir.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2019 claim. 

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant window 3 claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a 2019 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agree to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject your Glastir Advanced Capital Works claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeal Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Farm Business Grant window 4 claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decisions to reject a 2017 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject a Farm Business Grant window 4 claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject a Farm Business Grant window 4 claim.

Rural grants and payments appeals

9 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject a Farm Business Grant window 4 claim.

Childcare offer for Wales national digital service - Transition planning

9 November 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed plans for transitioning to a national digital service for the childcare offer for Wales.

Self-Isolation support scheme – Review of the rate of payment

9 November 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed that the increased rate of £750 for the Self-Isolation Support scheme shall continue for the remainder of the 2021 to 2022 financial year. 

Cambrian credit union

9 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed capital support funding for Cambrian credit union.

Lessons identified from the management of clinical waste management during Covid-19

8 November 2021

he Ministers agreed to officials proceeding to work with stakeholders to implement lessons learned in relation to management of clinical waste during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure readiness in the event of another wave or a new pandemic.

Integrated care fund capital project proposals

8 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the Powys, Cardiff & Vale, Cwm Taf Morgannwg, West Glamorgan, West Wales and Gwent regions. The First Minister has agreed integrated care fund capital funding for a project within the West Glamorgan region. 

Appointment of Independent Member Finance to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

8 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Richard Micklewright as Independent Member Finance to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, for 4 years, from 25/10/2021 until 24/10/2025.

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

4 November 2021

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

Procurement of social housing allocation research

4 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to allocate up to £50,000 from the homelessness prevention budget 2021 to 2022 to commission a piece of research to better understand the relationship between housing supply allocations and the move to rapid rehousing.

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

4 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Richard Clarke as Independent Member Local Authority to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, for 4 years, retrospective from 19/09/2021 until 19/09/2025.

Agreement of funding for the school holiday enrichment programme and school milk

4 November 2021

The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language has agreed retrospective funding of £4.85m for the sSchool holiday enrichment programme and up to £3.2 million for the school milk programme for the 2021 to 2022 financial year.

Roads review - Llanbedr access road

4 November 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have accepted the recommendations of the roads review panel on the Llanbedr access road scheme and agreed to publish the report. 

Issuing comprehensive decision on Greenlink interconnector

4 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to issue the comprehensive decision on the Greenlink interconnector under the residual TEN-E Regulation, and to inform the Secretary of State for BEIS of the completion of this process.

Request for programme funded posts - Support for Learners

4 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to programme funds to recruit educational expertise to support the development and delivery of key Programme for Government commitments, to increase the eligibility for free school meals in Wales and to ensure the successful implementation of the ALN Act. 

Continuation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Teaching Labs

4 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to continue to fund Wales’ participation in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Teaching Labs programme from 2023 to 2026, and to officials securing administrative and logistical support for this work through an appropriate procurement process.

Aberystwyth University healthcare education centre

4 November 2021

The First Minister has agreed to provide funding of £500,000 to Aberystwyth University to support their planned healthcare education centre. The centre is intended to encompass a high-fidelity clinical skills unit to provide inter-professional simulation-based education.

Funding for sweep eight of the millennium cohort study

4 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Funding for Sweep Eight of the Millennium Cohort Study.

Nursing directorate budget allocation 2021 to 2022

2 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the nursing directorate budget allocation 2021 to 2022.

Pig sector levy holiday

1 November 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed that a similar pig sector ‘levy holiday’ to England and Scotland is not currently appropriate in Wales and to keep the position under review.

Annual rough sleeper count for November 2021

1 November 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to suspend the annual rough sleeper count for November 2021.

Economy futures fund – The investment panel meeting of 19th October 2021

1 November 2021

The Minister for Economy and Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip have agreed to economy futures funding for a project in Cardiff.

Sale of land at Parc Bryn Cegin, Bangor

1 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the sale of land at Parc Bryn Cegin, Bangor.

Disposal of land at Felinfach, Ceredigion

1 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the disposal of land at Felinfach, Ceredigion.

Appointment of four national clinical lead roles

1 November 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed to the establishment and appointment of four national clinical lead roles for musculoskeletal conditions and persistent pain.

Business support

1 November 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved grant support for a commercial development in Llangefni.

21st Century Schools

1 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the Strategic Outline Case for Ysgol Bryngwyn.

21st Century Schools

1 November 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved recommendations made by the Education Investment Panel in October with respect to variations to programme and project envelopes.

Live Fear Free helpline

1 November 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed to fund the Live Fear Free helpline contract for up to 6 years.

Wales marine action and advisory group

27 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change agreed to invite the Wales marine action and advisory group to develop a plan of marine work for this Senedd term.

Written statement on the approach to delivering a creative skills body programme 

27 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip has agreed to issue a Written Statement on the agreed approach to delivering the creative skills body programme for Government commitment.

Consideration of a system of registration and monitoring for home educated children and young people

27 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has endorsed the continuation of the proposals which will use existing Welsh Ministers powers to legislate to require local authorities to establish a home education database of children and issue statutory guidance setting out arrangements for assessment of suitability of education.

Future of the invest to save fund

27 October 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed that the baseline resources currently allocated to the invest to save fund are used to create a looked after children change fund.

Residential accommodation projects for children with complex needs

27 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding for three regional residential accommodation projects in the RPB regions of Cardiff & Vale, Cwm Taf Morgannwg and West Glamorgan for care experienced children with complex needs.

Building Regulations - Part L/F review - stage 2B consultation for non-domestic buildings

26 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for new and existing non-domestic buildings, and mitigating overheating for residential buildings.

Wren storage expansion

26 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh Government funding to support additional data storage required for all-Wales genetics laboratory.

Establish the ePrescribing programme

26 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the establishment of a national ePrescribing programme aligned to “A Healthier Wales”, the “digital architecture review”, and “pharmacy: delivering a healthier Wales” policy commitments.

Laboratory information network Cymru programme

26 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the replacement all-Wales digital laboratory system, through the Laboratory information network cymru (LINC) programme.

Additional funding for defibrillators

26 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed additional funding to purchase more defibrillators to improve access to defibrillation and consequently survival rates, and enable the ongoing implementation of the out of hospital cardiac arrest plan. 

Festival UK 2022

26 October 2021

The Minister for Economy and the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip have agreed to the festival UK 2022.

Approach to delivering the creative skills body programme for government commitment

26 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip, has agreed an approach to delivering the creative skills body programme for government commitment.

Alteration to sale agreement, Pencoed technology park, Bridgend

26 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the alteration to sale agreement, Pencoed technology park, Bridgend.

Sale of land in Cardiff

26 October 2021

The First Minister has agreed the sale of land in Cardiff. 

Release of a charge on land in Cardiff

26 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the release of a charge over land in Cardiff.

Mediation overage claim

26 October 2021

The First Minister has agreed to a mediation process to seek settlement of an overage claim.

Power supply capacity, Newport

26 October 2021

The Minister for the Economy has agreed funding to secure a temporary upgrade to power supply and committed to securing a permanent supply for a South Wales based company, to safeguard business continuity.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board - hybrid & major trauma theatres

26 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed an outline business case, which is the second part of a three-stage business case process for significant investment in NHS Wales, from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for the development of hybrid and major trauma theatres at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

School attendance analysis

26 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for the recruitment of a secondee to undertake a review of attendance patterns.

Lieu of free school meals for eligible pupils

26 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed that the Welsh Government should continue to make funding available to local authorities to make provision in lieu of free school meals for eligible pupils who are required to self-isolate because of COVID-19 and where schools have had to send pupils home due to staff shortages related to COVID-19 until the school Christmas holidays, at which point it will be reviewed.  

Caerphilly Council NO2 programme – extension request

26 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed a 12 month extension request from Caerphilly County Borough to deliver their clean air scheme to tackle high nitrogen dioxide concentrations on Hafodyrynys. The scheme requires the acquisition and demolition of 23 properties at Woodside Terrace, and was identified as the quickest route to compliance with legal limits. Due to a number of delays, Caerphilly County Borough Council requested an extension to December 2022.

Update on local broadband fund 

25 October 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed changes to Local Broadband Grant awards, and agreed to a review of the application process.

Purchase of first time buyer income ratio data from UK finance

25 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to £1,200 in 2021 to purchase data from UK finance on first time buyer income ratios for use within the local housing market assessment tool.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Local Authority to Swansea Bay University Health Board 

25 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Mark Child as Independent Member Local Authority to Swansea Bay University Health Board until 04 May 2022.

Aberystwyth business improvement district 

25 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed that the result of the Aberystwyth Ar y Blaen business improvement district ballot, declared on 1 April 2021, should be upheld.

Approval to appoint CEO for Centre for digital public services

25 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has approved the appointment of Myra Hunt and Harriet Green as chief executive of the centre for digital public services.

Update on local broadband fund 

21 October 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed changes to Local Broadband Grant awards, and agreed to a review of the application process.

Purchase of first time buyer income ratio data from UK finance

21 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to £1,200 in 2021 to purchase data from UK finance on first time buyer income ratios for use within the local housing market assessment tool.

Re-Appointment of Independent Member Local Authority to Swansea Bay University Health Board 

21 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Mark Child as independent member local authority to Swansea Bay University Health Board until 04 May 2022.

Aberystwyth business improvement district 

21 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed that the result of the Aberystwyth Ar y Blaen business improvement district ballot, declared on 1 April 2021, should be upheld.

Approval to appoint CEO for centre for digital public services

21 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has approved the appointment of Myra Hunt and Harriet Green as Chief Executive of the centre for digital public services.

NHS recovery funding allocations 2021 to 2022

21 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed in principle the allocation of additional funding to NHS organisations to support agreed recovery proposals.

Economy futures fund – The Investment panel meeting of 21st September 2021 

21 October 2021

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

Extension to the EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service - contract with Newfields Law

19 October 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed the extension to the EU Citizens Immigration Advice Service and will fund Newfields Law until 31March 2022.

Attendance Arrangements

19 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has cleared a revised advice note of the Attendance in schools and settings to support the Local COVID-19 infection control decision framework for schools.

Extension of the  Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Scheme 

19 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the extension of the Employer Incentive Scheme until February 2022. 

Llwybr Newydd – The Wales Transport Strategy 2021 - Delivery

19 October 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to fund the National Transport Delivery Plan, the development of the Regional Transport Plans, review of Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance, establishment of a Transport Performance Board and the Wales Transport Strategy Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Post Adoption Statement for publication.

Appointment of Independent Member to Swansea Bay University Health Board

19 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Patricia Price as an Independent Member to Swansea Bay University Health Board. Her appointment start on 16/10/2021 until 15/10/2025.

Public Health Wales Replacement Microbiology Equipment business justification case  

19 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed a business justification case - for smaller investment in NHS Wales - from Public Health Wales NHS Trust for Welsh Government funding for the purchase six matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry analysers.

Recruitment of Vice Chair to Powys Teaching Health board

18 October 12021

The Minister for Health & Social Services has agreed to the commencement of the process to advertise for a Vice Chair to Powys Teaching Health Board.

A465 Section 2

18 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change agreed a programme of road closures between July and October 2021.

Swansea Bay University Health Board  - Elective orthopaedics & spinal services strategic outline case

18 October 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 development of an elective orthopaedic and spinal surgical unit.  The Health Board will now develop the Outline Business Case that will set out and consider the potential options for delivery of the service.

National peatland action programme (NPAP): year 1 report – 2020 to 2021

18 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the draft national peatland action programme : year 1 report – 2020 to 2021 and to its publication by NRW; and agreed the 2022 to 2023 budget proposal set out in Section 3, which is within the existing Ministerial agreement on the 2020 to 2025 published NPAP programme.

Application for dispensation in accordance with S. 39 BA 1984 - Reg 37A Building Regulations 2010

18 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to dismiss the application for dispensation of regulation 37A of the Building Regulations 2010 in accordance with S. 39 Building Act 1984.

A465 Section 2

18 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the making of Speed Limit and Clearway orders between Brynmawr and Glanbaiden.

Review of the Local Government ethical standards framework 

18 October 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved publication of the report of the independent review of the Local Government ethical standards framework. 

Shellfish waters protected areas review

18 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change agreed to issue a six week targeted consultation exercise on the review of shellfish water Protected Areas in Wales.

Optimised retrofit programme 2

18 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the scheme details of optimised retrofit programme 2 which will run from October 2021 to March 2022 and for stock retaining local authorities and registered social landlords to be invited to apply for grant funding from the scheme.

The sustainable farming scheme

18 October 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed funding to develop detailed proposals for pilots and interventions preparing farmers for the transition to the sustainable farming scheme, for launch from April 2022; and, funding to support the develop a domestic business case for wider support for rural Wales.

Welsh Revenue Authority litigation underwriting agreement

18 October 2021

Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to underwrite any exceptional legal costs and expenditure on litigation related to the collection and management of the devolved taxes as referenced in the  inter-departmental agreement  between Welsh Government and the Welsh Revenue Authority.

Transfer of land and forestry assets

18 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change agreed to procure work on valuing the social and environmental benefits of NRW transferring land and forestry assets and for the Welsh Government to become a friend of the Queen’s green canopy.

Recruitment of two Independents Members to Health Education & Improvement Wales

14 October 2021

The Minister for Health & Social Services has agreed to the commencement of the process to advertise for two Independent Members to Health Education & Improvement Wales.

Roads Review

14 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change confirmed the terms of reference for the previously announced Roads Review and announced the Chair and Members of the Review Panel. 

Appointment of Independent Member General/Corporate Business to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

13 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Lynda Thomas as an Independent Member General/Corporate Business to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Her appointment start on 08/10/2021 until 07/10/2025.

Economy Futures Fund – The Investment Panel Meeting of 14th September 2021

13 October 2021

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

Early Years policy in Wales

13 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has approved funding for a study to explore the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic in Wales to inform Early Years policies in Wales.

Local Government Hardship Fund Budget for October 2021 to March 2022

13 October 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed an allocation of £8m from reserves to the Local Government Hardship Fund for the Tenancy Hardship Grant and a further allocation of £50m from reserves to the Local Government Hardship Fund to support additional costs and loss of income as a result of the impact of Covid 19 until the end March 2022.

Uskmouth Power Station

13 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has decided to call in the environmental permit variation application for Uskmouth Power Station for determination by the Welsh Ministers.

Approval for a Welsh Municipal Waste Compositional Analysis 2022 to 2023

13 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has approved the Welsh Municipal waste compositional analysis study which will cost approximately £600,000 in total with the following profile: 2021 to 2022. £160,000-180,000 and 2022 to 2023 £420,000- 440,000.

Appointment of Independent Member Finance to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

13 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of the process to advertise for Independent Member Finance to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Appointment of Independent Member Digital to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

13 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the commencement of the process to advertise for Independent Member Digital to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Childcare Business Support Grants

12 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to an evaluation of two Childcare Business Support pilot grants to determine whether the pilot grants have been successful in increasing workforce capacity and childcare places across the sector.

COVID-19 testing in social care

12 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to permit the current asymptomatic on-site COVID-19 testing for staff and visitors prior to entry to social care settings to be undertaken at home before coming to the social care setting and agreed a surveillance study of the impact of these changes by PHW.

Recognition of childcare qualifications from outside Wales

12 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed Social Care Wales can pilot a new process for the recognition of childcare qualifications from outside Wales. 

Supporting parents and children

12 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed the reallocation of funding to support parents, increase funding for the ending physical punishment campaign, and to fund the development and implementation of a plan to raise awareness of the Children Wales Act with children and young people and organisations who work with them.

Future funding of national voluntary youth organisations grant

12 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved the opening of a new funding round of applications for the strategic voluntary youth work organisations grant (formerly the national voluntary youth organisations grant), with increased consideration of youth work organisations who specialise in areas of equality and diversity.

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

12 October 2021

The Minister for Finance and Local Government, the Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Social Services and the Minister for Education and Welsh Language have approved Covid recovery funding for initiatives to support increased capacity in childcare and play settings and to provide play, sporting and cultural activities for children and young people, building on the Summer of Fun programme.

Proposal to extend the grant funding for EU Citizens Rights Project

12 October 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed a proposal to extend grant funding to Citizens Advice Cymru and Settled to continue the EU Citizens Rights Project until March 2022, and to develop a training package for local authorities on EU Citizens rights and entitlements.

Review of Welsh Government’s economic resilience and reconstruction mission

8 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to contract Professor Jonathan Portes to undertake a review of the Welsh Government’s economic resilience and reconstruction mission.

Integrated care fund capital project proposals

8 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed integrated care fund capital funding for projects within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Gwent and North Wales regions.

Ground Investigations Works

8 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the expenditure relating to Ground Investigation works in connection with a rail related project in South Wales.

Equality funding proposals - mainstreaming pilot and Holocaust Memorial day

8 October 2021

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed equality funding proposals to enable expert support to support Welsh Government to run a live test of the mainstreaming model; and, for the Holocaust Memorial Trust to fund a support worker in Wales for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022.

Funding for post-16 programme

8 October 2021

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

Sale of Land at Parc Pensarn, Carmarthen  

8 October 2021
   
The Minister for the Economy has agreed to the sale of land in Carmarthen.

Disposal of land 

8 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has approved the sale of land at Pendre Industrial Estate, Tywyn, Gwynedd.

Laying Hen Cage Ban - joint consultation

8 October 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to a joint consultation with the UK and Scottish Governments on a proposal to ban the use of cages in Great Britain’s laying hen sector.

An integrated approach to improving educational outcomes for looked after children

8 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed a way forward for an integrated approach to improving educational outcomes for looked after children. 

Alignment of the household income assessment for the Welsh Government leaning grant further education scheme

8 October 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has taken the decision to align the policies for independent and dependent students in the Welsh Government learning grant scheme for the academic year 2022 to 2023 and committed the funding to the student loans company to implement this change. 

Repair to SA1 River Tawe walkway update

8 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the additional consultancy costs to manage repair works at SA1.

Publication of 'A carbon capture and storage network Wales' report

8 October 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed the Publication of 'A carbon capture utilisation and storage network for Wales' report.

Revenue support for town centres

8 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and the Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed a one-year transforming towns revenue funding package of up to £1.5 million to enable Local Authorities to develop plans, projects and provisions for town centres.

Review of the Access Broadband Cymru scheme

8 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to a review of the Access Broadband Cymru scheme and associated costs.

Avian influenza

4 October 2021

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed a written declaration setting out the special measures necessary to contain the risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza entering Great Britain as a result of the disease being reported in Botswana.

Drink drive rehabilitation scheme

4 October 2021

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change has agreed to appoint aspire driver development to be one of the course providers delivering the drink drive rehabilitation scheme in Wales.

Engagement services for active travel

4 October 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed an extension to the contract with Commonplace to provide on-line consultation tools for use by local authorities and Transport for Wales when engaging the public regarding active travel schemes.
 

Variation of loan terms

4 October 2021

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed to the variation of loan terms in relation to a rail related project in South Wales. 

Additional funding for adverse childhood experiences work

1 October 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed proposals for the distribution of an additional £0.5million for work on adverse childhood experiences.

Expanded remit and terms of reference for the UK national screening committee

30 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to expand the remit and terms of reference for the UK national screening committee.

Transforming towns St Tydfil’s hospital site, Merthyr Tydfil

30 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change and the Deputy Minister for Climate Change have agreed transforming towns grant funding of up to £1,369,264 for the redevelopment of the former St Tydfil’s hospital site in Merthyr Tydfil.

WEFO Property Grant 

30 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed funding for the construction of a new industrial and storage facility at Rassau industrial Estate, Ebbw Vale.

Extension to the appointments of the Chair and two members of the National Independent Safeguarding Board

30 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed a one year extension to the appointments of the Chair (Jane Randall) and two Members (Tessa Hodgson and Tony Young) the National Independent Safeguarding Board.
 

Economic resilience fund evaluation

29 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed funding for the evaluation of the economic resilience fund.

Creation of Planning and Environment decisions Wales - September update and governance arrangements

29 September 2021

The First Minister has agreed a concordat for the relationship between the Welsh Ministers and Planning and Environment decisions Wales, which will ensure the objectivity and impartiality of decision making by planning inspectors.  

Ending Homelessness Action Plan consultation

29 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the ending homelessness action plan, to a six week public consultation on the action plan from 4 October to 12 November.

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Capital Funding 2021 to 2022

29 September 2021

The Minister for Social Justice and the Deputy Minister for Social Services has approved capital funding to enable the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to procure a new website for launch by end of March 2022.

Additions to the clinical audit programme

28 September 2021

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to expand the areas the UK-wide clinical audit programme covers in NHS Wales to include audits for cancers of the ovary, pancreas and kidney, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and metastatic breast cancer.

Materials cost increases: methodology for calculating increased support for affordable housing schemes

28 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed in principle, increased support via grant contribution with no increase in the overall percentage of Welsh Government funding given to each scheme; the methodology for calculating increased support for affordable housing schemes impacted by material cost increases and further detailed discussions with the sector on this short term response to specific circumstances with the understanding that further work would follow on longer term approaches to funding and procurement.

Thales UK Limited - new building for the national digital exploitation centre

28 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the Thales UK Limited– new building for the national digital exploitation centre.

The investment panel meeting of 17 August 2021

28 September 2021

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

Application for registration of an independent school 

28 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has accepted Eastward House School’s application for independent school status.

Donating surplus COVID-19 lateral flow antibody tests to Namibia

28 September 2021

The First Minister and Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the donation of 300,000 COVID-19 lateral flow antibody tests to Namibia to support the re-opening of schools via the Wales and Africa programme.

Independent  appeals process for rural grants and payments

27 September 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 recover payments made under 2015 basic payment scheme (BPS) following the re-processing of a 2015 private contract.

Post-16 workforce development project

27 September 2021

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved funding for the further education Investing in quality budget to support the work of the Post-16 workforce development project.

Proposed holiday park at former Rhyl rugby club

27 September 2021

The Minister for Climate Change has decided to call in a planning application for development of a holiday park at Waen Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire.  

Independent appeals process for rural grants and payments

27 September 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 recover payments made under 2015 basic payment scheme (BPS) following the re-processing of a 2015 private contract.

Dementia action plan priorities up to 2022

23 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has approved the Dementia Recovery Plan.

Continued support for Farriery Apprenticeships

23 September 2021

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the continued support for Farriery Apprenticeships for Welsh employees.

Discretionary assistance fund

23 September 2021

The Minister for Social Justice and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to continue the rules relaxation to the Discretionary Assistance Fund for an additional 6 month period up to 31 March 2022 in order to mitigate the impact of the ongoing effect of the pandemic. Also to extend the flexibilities to include people impacted by UC changes to be introduced from October 2021 and the continuation of the Winter fuel assistance for off-grid homes, running from 1st October to 31st March 2022. 

Loneliness and social isolation fund

23 September 2021

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed the aims, criteria and funding mechanism for the Loneliness and Social Isolation Fund.

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.