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Business in the Community strategic partnership

20 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to provide grant funding to Business in the Community (BITC) for part of the financial year 2019 to 2020 and the financial year 2020 to 2021 to broaden and deepen BITC engagement with businesses in Wales in order to promote and encourage responsible business practices.

A465 duelling project, sections 5 and 6, Dowlais to Hirwain

20 February 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have agreed that this project can proceed to Invitation to Submit Final Tender and conclude the Competitive Dialogue element of the procurement process.

Iaith Athrawon Yfory incentive scheme

20 February 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the continuation of the existing Iaith Athrawon Yfory incentive scheme for academic year 2020 to 2021.

Reducing female offending

19 February 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed a one year extension to the programme manager post and the Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding for this post extension.

Cross Hands East Strategic Employment Site

19 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved funding towards development of commercial buildings at Cross Hands East and for Carmarthenshire County Council to be the lead delivery partner for the development.

Young People into Agriculture scheme

19 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed an ex-gratia payment in relation to a Young People into Agriculture Scheme contract.

Loneliness and social isolation

19 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the publication of ‘Connected Communities: A strategy for tackling loneliness and social isolation and building stronger social connections’ and agreed the establishment of a £1.4 million loneliness and isolation fund for the three years  2020 to 2023.

Support for Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges

19 February 2020

The First Minister has agreed a contribution to support costs associated with Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges: Brecon, Llandrindod Wells and Newtown main campuses.

Granting of a long lease

19 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the granting of a 125 year lease in Ebbw Vale.

All Wales Locum Register

18 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed plans to develop the All Wales Locum Register.

Professional development funding for the further education sector

18 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed professional development funding for the further education sector in Wales.

Local government borrowing approval

18 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to approve the issuing of a borrowing approval to Holyhead Town Council during the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Credit Unions

18 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed;

•             A loan to Cardiff and Vale Credit Union to bolster the capital reserves whist they transition to a new property which presents a significant change to their business model. The loan will provide a buffer as it is anticipated the first two years will be demanding with regard to their capital to asset ratio.

•             A loan to Newport Credit Union to bolster capital reserves which will allow for membership increases.

Support for carers

17 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the allocation of £1.295 million to support the delivery of three national priorities for carers including the funding of young carers ID cards.

Metro link to Porth Teigr/ Alexandra Head

17 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed expenditure to commission Transport for Wales to complete a Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance phase 1B study and alignment study for a possible metro link, and a moratorium on land disposals within the Porth Teiger / Alexandra head area until the above work has been completed.

Funding for Groundwork in Wales

17 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to revenue funding for Groundwork in Wales in the financial year 2020 to 2021.

Homelessness Prevention Grant bond schemes

17 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to transfer the Homelessness Prevention Grant (HPG) money used to fund bond schemes to the Housing Support Grant from April 2021, the retention of the liabilities of HPG funded bonds, and the establishment of a Task and Finish Group to identify future minimum service requirements.

Healthy Ageing Programme funding

17 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding of £227,642 for Age Cymru to deliver the Healthy Ageing Programme for 2020 to 2021.

Suicide bereavement support

17 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to provide financial support of up to £10,000 each to 5 charities providing bereavement support to those bereaved by suicide in Wales.

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board membership

17 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to reappoint the current Food and Drink Wales Industry Board members for 18 months, and to recruit new additional board members from the food clusters based on skills gaps evident in the current board, then proceed to full appointment of the entire board for a four year period post Taste Wales 2021.

Response to the bereavement review

17 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the response to the bereavement review along with £1 million funding from 2021 to 2022.

Clocaenog Wind Farm Community Trust Fund

17 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the arrangements made by Innogy on the Clocaenog Wind Farm Community Trust Fund.

Appointments as to the Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner

14 February 2020

The Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language has approved the appointment of Anne Davies and Nia Elias to the Advisory Panel to the Welsh Language Commissioner for a term of three years.

The role of the Advisory Panel is:

•             to provide support and advice to the Commissioner in relation to the Commissioner’s functions under the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, and to act, when necessary, as a ‘critical friend’

•             to provide a forum in which matters relevant to the Commissioner’s functions can be discussed

•             at the Commissioner’s request, to consider certain documents produced by the Commissioner and to provide views upon those documents.

Support for the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board intervention team

14 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to support the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board intervention team expenditure in 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.

Housing Support Grant Guidance

14 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the publication of the final ‘Housing Support Grant Guidance’ and of the report summarising the consultation responses to the draft guidance.

Funding for Investing in Quality projects

14 February 2020

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

Self-assessment of Regional Partnership Boards

14 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed an approach being taken to pilot a self-assessment of Regional Partnership Boards in relation to the progress of joint working.

Re-appointment to Public Health Wales NHS Trust

14 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has re-appointed Alison Ward, Non-executive Director (Local Authority) and Judi Rhys, Non – executive Director (Third Sector) each for 2 years from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2022.

Museum funding

13 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding totalling £2.575 million, across three financial years, to take forward work on developing business plans and taking forward work to deliver towards a football museum and distributed contemporary art offer for Wales. In addition, funding will support capital maintenance work at National Museum, Cardiff and the redevelopment of Oriel Gregynog, National Library of Wales.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board carbon reduction project

13 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affair and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for its carbon reduction project.

Additional funding for Swansea Bay University Health Board

13 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has confirmed the allocation of £10 million to Swansea Bay University Health Board for 2019 to 2020.

Guidance on self-neglect

13 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed £15,000 to commission work to develop new guidance on self-neglect and a draft model protocol to support practice across relevant settings.

Specialist further education establishments guidance

13 February 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the revised policy guidance; revised technical guidance for specialist further education establishments; and revised technical guidance for Careers Wales.

Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales)

13 February 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Minister for Health and Social Services, Minister for Housing and Local Government, Minister for Education and Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved joint funding to deliver a six to eight month alpha phase of a Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales) to support the Welsh public sector in the digital transformation of public services that meet the needs and expectations of the user.

Circular Economy Fund allocations

11 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the allocation of the Circular Economy Fund for local authorities and publicly funded bodies

Routes for Learning

11 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for three key pieces of work over the financial year 2020 to 2021 in relation to assessment research and support for ‘Routes for Learning’.

Ask and Act

10 February 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the funding for the’ Ask and Act’ evaluation

Additional winter pressures funds

10 February 2020

The ministers for Finance and Trefnydd and Health and Social Services agreed an additional £10 million, to be allocated through regional partnership boards, to help health and social care services to address the winter pressures currently being experienced.

Regeneration investment funding

10 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed in principle the approval of Targeted Regeneration Investment Funding for two south west Wales strategic projects.

Support for food and drink innovation

10 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding of £2,000,000 to be available for the purchase of new equipment, within the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Broughton, to support the food and drink strategic plan  for 2020 to 2026 in developing new areas of innovation.

Economic development in mid Wales

7 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed seed funding to support the establishment of a programme office to support the management and delivery of collaborative regional economic development in mid Wales.

Purchase of land at Caerleon

7 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved the acquisition of approximately 9 acres of land containing significant archaeological remains at Caerleon, expenditure related to the purchase and ancillary works.

Mental health funding for the further education sector

7 February 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the allocation of funding to support mental health and wellbeing in the further education sector.

British Science Week

7 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for a ‘Science Day’, science, technology, engineering and mathematics engagement event for British Science Week.

Data sharing

6 February 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the establishment of a single Digital Economy Act 2017, Data Sharing Review Board in Wales.

Gluten Free Prescribing

6 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the promotion of a mixed model for providing gluten free produce to people with coeliac disease in Wales; and that officials discuss with health boards the feasibility of providing alternative purchasing options to patients.

Sale of land

6 February 2020

That Minister for Economy and Transport has approved the sale of two parcels of land in Pembrokeshire.

Funding to Creative and Cultural Skills

6 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to provide a grant to Creative and Cultural Skills, in order to establish and deliver a pilot of the Creative Careers Programme Cymru.

21st century Schools and Colleges Programme

6 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the business cases recommended by the Capital Investment Panel.

Allocation of in-year reserves

6 February 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to the allocation of in-year reserves as set out in the Second Supplementary Budget.

Re-appointment to Velindre University NHS Trust

5 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Martin Veale as an Independent Member (Finance) to Velindre University NHS Trust for 4 years, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

Joint venture in Caerphilly

5 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed additional funding for a joint venture in Caerphilly.

Basic Payment Scheme payments

5 February 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to make payments for the Basic Payment Scheme from 2020 in £ sterling in place of € euros.

Electoral Reform Support Grant

5 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to an electoral reform support grant scheme to pay local authorities in Wales in 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 to enable the implementation of electoral reforms in Wales.

Supporting social enterprise

5 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the continuation of core grant funding from April 2020 to June 2021 for Wales Co-operative Centre and Social Firms Wales.

Support for town centres

5 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed a repackaging of regeneration funding under the name Transforming Towns, an extension of the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme to 2021 to 2022 and a one year revenue funding package to enable local authorities to develop plans, projects and provisions for town centres.

Job Support Wales procurement exercise

5 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed not to conclude the procurement exercise in respect of the Job Support Wales programme and to consider options for an alternative approach to delivery.

Employability support

5 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the extension of contracts for traineeships and employability skills programmes and the continued delivery of the ReAct and Access grant programmes until 31 July 2020.

Land drainage works at Loughor

5 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to a termination of the works contract in relation to land drainage works at Loughor, Swansea.

Changing places toilets

5 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to issue a consultation paper on changes to the Approved Document to Part M of the building regulations to increase the provision of changing places toilets in Wales.

Coastal Communities Fund

5 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to a Round 6 Coastal Communities Fund for 2021 to 2023, with half of the fund targeted to coastal towns.

Student funding appeal

5 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to reinstate a student’s funding for academic year 2018 to 2019 and to write-off the grant overpayments made for that year, and to specifically designate the student’s present course on a temporary basis to enable the Students Loan Company to assess their application for support for 2019 to 2020.

Building regulations amendment

5 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to issue a new circular replacing circular 004/2019 which provides guidance on the effect of the Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2019 and which contains notice under section 6 of the Building Act 1984 approving certain documents for the purposes of the Building Regulations 2010.

Funding from the Integrated Care Fund

5 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund Main Capital Programme funding for a project in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership area.

Technocamps

5 February 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for Technocamps in 2020 to 2021, to support computing in schools across Wales.

Bus Services (Wales) Bill

31 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to finance the production of a simplified guide to the ‘Bus Services (Wales) Bill’.

Funding to improve social services

31 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for local authorities to support the implementation of the new ‘Performance and Improvement Framework for Social Services’.

Call-in of a planning application

31 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to call in the proposed dwelling to include new vehicle access and installation of package treatment plant, on land at Feinog Uchaf, Dihewyd, Lampeter.

Appointment to the Ministerial Advisory Group on Carers

30 January 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointment of Arwel Ellis Owen as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Carers.

Planning Annual Performance Report

30 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the annual report setting out the performance of the planning system in the 2018 to 2019 reporting period.

Borrowing approval

30 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the issuing of a borrowing approval to Llangefni Town Council to borrow money for capital purposes during the 2019 to 2020.

Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme grant allocations

30 January 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to support two Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme grant project applications to be delivered in the north Wales region.

Curriculum for Wales guidance

29 January 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the publication of the Curriculum for Wales guidance and related materials.

Rural development funding

29 January 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to transfer 15% of the Common Agricultural Policy funds from the Basic Payment Scheme to fund rural development.

Mental health delivery plan

29 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the publication of the Welsh Government’s ‘Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan 2019-2022’.

Homelessness Prevention Grant

28 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed indicative allocations for 2020 to 2021 for the Homelessness Prevention Grant.

Business support

28 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed support from the Economy Futures Fund for a manufacturing company based in Carmarthenshire.

Global Futures

27 January 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to publish a new ‘Global Futures Plan’ in April 2020 covering a two year period until March 2022 and the continuation of the Global Futures steering group.

Welsh Red Meat Levy Rates

27 January 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to 1) maintain the current level of Welsh Red Meat Levy rates for 2020 to 2021 and 2) maintain the current level to the Welsh Red Meat Levy recovery costs at abattoirs/ auction markets for 2020 to 2021.

Extension of funding for credit union projects

27 January 2020

The First Minister and the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed an ‘in principle’ extension of the funding provided to credit unions for a further year.

Funding for Local Resilience Fora cyber resilience project and ‘Cyber Matrix Challenge’.

27 January 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has approved funding for cyber resilience workshops for the Local Resilience Fora in Wales and funding for Tarian to secure a venue for the’ Cyber Matrix Challenge’.

Entrepreneurship & Delivery Payments

27 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed payments due to individuals and organisations under the current Entrepreneurship and Delivery programme arrangements.

High Street and Retail Rates Relief Scheme

27 January 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the ‘High Street and Retail Rates Relief in Wales 2020 to 2021 – Guidance’ , the grant acceptance letter and the grant offer letter, including terms and conditions.

Funding for National Youth Arts Wales

24 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for National Youth Arts Wales for 2019 to 2020.

Support for regional skills partnerships

24 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed continued support for the three regional skills partnerships through a grant award and commitment of funding in 2020 to 2021.

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales budget

24 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the proposed budget for the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales office for 2020 to 2021, and to lay the this before the National Assembly for Wales in early 2020.

Police settlement

23 January 2020

The First Minister has approved the 2020 to 2021 final police settlement.

Techniquest funding

23 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the request from Techniquest for additional funding.

Ash dieback disease

22 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved funding for to deal with all hazardous trees across the trunk road and motorway network for the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Efficiency Through Technology programme funded projects

21 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed changes to funding allocations for new and existing Efficiency Through Technology programme funded projects.

Healthcare services for children and young people

21 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the ‘Guidance on the management, handover and accountability of healthcare services for children and young people during their transition from children’s to adults’ services’ for consultation.

The Welsh National Marine Plan

21 January 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Welsh National Marine Plan monitoring and reporting framework.

Funding for the Student Loans Company

21 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Student Loans Company activities in Wales for 2019 to 2020.

The 'Review of British Sign Language for Adults in Wales'

21 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the costs of the translation of the report on the ‘Review of British Sign Language for adults in Wales’.

Public Sector Broadband Aggregation

21 January 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed funding for the purchase of routers for the Public Sector Broadband Aggregation network.

Health Boards financial allocations

20 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Health Board and Public Health Wales NHS Trust allocations for 2020 to 2021.

Business support

20 January 2020

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

Support for high needs learners

20 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the allocation of additional learning support funding to Herefordshire and Ludlow College to support high needs learners from Wales.

Library services

20 January 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism approved the issuing of the assessment reports and feedback letters to all local authorities regarding the performance of their library services during 2018 to 2019 and to the extension of the current sixth Welsh Public Library Standards Framework, ‘Connected and Ambitious Libraries’, for a further year.

Additional learning needs funding

20 January 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the allocation of additional learning needs funding for 2020 to 2021.

Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing

17 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport agreed the formation of a Task and Finish Group to look at updating Wales’s taxi and private hire vehicle licensing system.

Finance Committee evidence paper

17 January 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the evidence paper for the Finance Committee’s enquiry into the impact of variations in national and sub-national income tax.

Support for business

17 January 2020

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

Support for business

17 January 2020

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

Support for business

17 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed funding for OGM (SW) Ltd in Caerphilly.

Support for business

17 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed Economy Futures Fund financing for a manufacturing business in Caerphilly.

Health and housing team posts

17 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding for 2020 to 2021 to fund the continuation of 3 posts in the health and housing teams to March 2021.

Purchase of land

17 January 2020

The Minister for the Economy and Infrastructure has approved the purchase of employment land in Powys.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Board appointments

17 January 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, agreed to reappoint Rachel Hughes and Carys Howell as Trustees on the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Board for a further three year term from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022, ant to appoint Richard Pickett as a Trustee from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023.

Healthy Weight : Healthy Wales delivery plan

17 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the funding breakdown as detailed in order to fund the actions contained in the 2020 to 2022 delivery plan.

North Anglesey Tidal Stream Array demonstration project

17 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed a contribution towards increased project costs to enable completion of the Morlais consent and development stage of the Tidal Stream Array demonstration project of the north Anglesey coast.

Funding for Age Cymru

16 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed grant funding to Age Cymru to support Age Alliance Wales and national older people’s groups.

The Sêr Cymru programme

16 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the funding for the next phase of the Sêr Cymru programme.

Town and Country Planning Direction

16 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the Town and Country Planning (Major Residential Development Notification) (Wales) Direction 2020 and accompanying guidance.

Recruitment to Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board

16 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the recruitment campaign for Independent Member (Community) to Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board.

A465 duelling scheme

16 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved expenditure for the A465 Section 5 and 6 Dowlais to Hirwaun scheme.

Review of community boundaries in the county of Monmouthshire

15 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the recommendations contained in The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales’s report on a review of community boundaries in the county of Monmouthshire.

Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant allocations

15 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for 32 projects through the Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant for 2020 to 2023.

Appointment to Hywel Dda University Health Board

15 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Ann Murphy as Independent Member Trade Union to Hywel Dda University Health Board for two years. 

Disposal of aviation fuel tanker

15 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to a transfer of an aviation fuel truck to Air Ambulance Wales Charity.

New Dyfi bridge

15 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to the making of Orders for the A487 new Dyfi bridge.

Sale of land

15 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved the sale of land at Llanion Hill, Pembrokeshire.

Support for education provision in the non-maintained sector

15 January 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed grant funding to support education provision in the non-maintained sector for 2020 to 2021.

Appointment exercise for three non-executive directors to Public Health Wales NHS Trust

13 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to advertise for a Non-executive Director (Local Authority), a Non-executive Director (University) and a Non-executive Director (Public Health). 

Advice to support aviation in Wales

13 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed funding to commission specialist legal and technical advice to support the development and delivery of the aviation sector and aviation policy in Wales during financial years 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.

Disposal of land

10 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the disposal of land at Baglan.

Land for Housing scheme applications

10 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the loan applications for the 2019 to 2020 Land for Housing scheme.

Capital maintenance funding programme for schools and colleges

10 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the capital maintenance funding programme for schools and colleges.

The Youth Engagement and Progression Framework

10 January 2020

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have approved the refresh of the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework.

Natural Resources Policy

10 January 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed: the publication of the Natural Resources Policy snapshot report in January 2020; to an outline approach to evaluation of the Natural Resources Policy; and, to procure a review of best practice to inform future delivery schemes and proposals for a community of practice including investigating a supporting website.

The Landscapes and Outdoor Recreation Delivery Plan

9 January 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the draft Landscapes and Outdoor Recreation Delivery Plan for 2020 to 2021, together with outline funding allocations.

Key stage 4

9 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the changes to the Key stage 4 attainment information published on ‘My Local School’.

Additional support for the Food Standards Agency

9 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed an additional £200,000 allocation for 2019 to 2020 for the Food Standards Agency in Wales to support increased training and readiness for ports and businesses.

Support for Public Service Boards

8 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the support package for Public Service Boards in 2020 to 2021 and associated costs.

Appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

8 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Dr Rhian Thomas, as the Independent Member (Capital & Estates), for 2 years from 17 December 2019 until 16 December 2021.

Power at Celtic Lakes

8 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved the appointment of a consultant to undertake a feasibility study.

Healthy Working Wales

8 January 2020

The Minister for the Economy and Transport and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed future funding options for ‘Healthy Working Wales’ to support the development and implementation of a new delivery model and the allocation of 2019 to 2020 underspend to this work.  

Health for Health Professionals Wales service

8 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed that the contract for the Health for Health Professionals Wales service be extended for a further 24 months and that the potential of the inclusion of other health professionals in to the remit of the service will be scoped.

Borrowing approval for Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn

8 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government given borrowing approval to Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council in relation to the creation of a destination play park.

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

8 January 2020

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

Support for The Albert Hall, Swansea

8 January 2020

The First Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have approved the allocation of grant support under the Building for the Future programme, relating to The Albert Hall, Swansea.

Economy Futures Fund pilot project

7 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to £150,000 expenditure for a pilot project within the Economy Futures Fund.

Actions to tackle rough sleeping this winter

7 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding to tackle rough sleeping this winter

Housing Support Grant

7 January 2020

The First Minister and the Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the indicative allocations of funding for the Housing Support Grant for 2020 to 2021.

Business Wales contract extensions

7 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to extend the current Business Wales core and accelerated growth delivery contracts to 30 September 2021.

Disposal of land

7 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed disposal of land for a gas governor at Brocastle, Bridgend.

Initial Teacher Education incentives

7 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the continuation of the existing Initial Teacher Education incentives scheme for Academic Year 2020 to 2021.

Review of the Enterprise Zone programme

7 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to officials undertaking work to take forward the recommendations contained in the review of the Enterprise Zone programme.

Funding to support the food and drink sector

6 January 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding of £795,000 to deliver the proposed 2020 to 2021 programme of international food and drink trade exhibitions and trade development visits.

Funding arrangements to follow the Equality & Inclusion Programme

6 January 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the funding arrangements for the financial year 2020 to 2021 following the end of the current Equality and Inclusion Programme.

Transfer of funding

6 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government, the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed a budget transfer of Capital funding from Homes and Places to Health and Social Services to be included in the forthcoming second supplementary budget exercise for 2019 to 2020.

Funding for a Major Trauma Network in mid and south Wales

6 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the allocation of in year funding of £1.28 Million to support the implementation costs of the development of a Major Trauma Network for south Wales, west Wales and south Powys.

Public Health Wales core funding

6 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding of £106.323 Million for the Public Health Wales baseline allocation 2020 to 2021.

Wales Essential Skills Toolkit

6 January 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved funding for the hosting and development of Wales Essential Skills Toolkit for 2020 to 2024.

NHS resource allocation

6 January 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the adoption of a needs-based NHS resource allocation formula for distribution of funding to Local Health Boards, and additional funding of £10 Million to both Hywel Dda and Swansea Bay University Health Boards.

Support for a tourism project

6 January 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a tourism project in Ceredigion.

Youth Engagement Branch grant funding

6 January 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed proposed grant funding arrangements within the Youth Engagement Branch budget for the 2020 to 2021 financial year. This activity has been developed and will be taken forward in the context of our new Youth Work Strategy for Wales.

Consultation on the partial suspension of Estyn inspections

6 January 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the summary of consultation responses.

The violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence budget

6 January 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence budget allocation for 2020 to 2021.

Social housing rent settlement

6 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the 5 year social housing rent settlement in Wales from 2020 to 2021.

Private Rented Sector Leasing Scheme pilot

6 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to fund an evaluation of the pathfinder Private Rented Sector Leasing Scheme.

Building regulations consultation

6 January 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the consultation papers for proposals to part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations in respect of new dwellings.

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