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Non-domestic rates revaluation

13 August 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to postpone the next non-domestic rates revaluation until 1 April 2023 with an Antecedent Valuation Date of 1 April 2021

Re-appointments to the Community Health Councils

13 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint 19 Community Health Council members.

BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021

13 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to postpone the BlasCymru/TasteWales event to week commencing 25 October 2021 and agreed to the event being held in the format of 50% physical attendance and a 50% virtual event (international).

HEFCW funding

13 August 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed an updated funding letter to HEFCW following the allocation of additional funding to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the higher education sector.   

Re-Appointment to Powys Teaching Health Board

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Ian Phillips as Independent Member, ICT, to Powys Teaching Health Board for 4 years, from 23 August 2020 until 22 August 2024.

Extension of the Interim Vice-Chair to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Michael Imperato to continue to serve as Interim Vice-Chair to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. His extension will continue until 31 March 2021.

Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund

12 August 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed not to award the contract for evaluation of the Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund projects

Disposal of assets

12 August 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed an allocation for fees and disbursements to support the disposal of surplus transport assets.

Transfer of assets

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to a four nation agreement for the transfer of assets for health emergency countermeasures.

School admission arrangements

12 August 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the proposed variation in Torfaen’s published Admission Arrangements for schools in 2021 to 2022.

Visiting care homes

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to officials working with the stakeholder group to produce revised guidance to consider how indoor care home visits by families, friends and visiting professionals could be done safely, and to the exploration of options for including indoor visits to care homes in the next review of lockdown.

Funding for clinical support

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for the continuation of clinical support and advice on healthcare quality to the Welsh Government.

Testing in care homes

12 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed an updated policy position on testing in care homes.

Allotments and community growing areas

11 August 2020 

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to provide a package of support measures to increase allotment provision and community growing in areas which are most struggling to meet demand.

The Childcare Offer

11 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to reopen the Childcare Offer for applications on a phased basis during August and September 2020.

Support for local media

11 August 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed a response to the Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee relating to local media

Redevelopment of the Goods Shed, Barry

11 August 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the extension of a loan to the Vale of Glamorgan council to support the redevelopment of the Goods Shed site, Barry.  

Re-appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

11 August 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Professor Gary Baxter as Independent Member University to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for 2 years, from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2022.

Further expenditure at Brocastle, Bridgend

11 August 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved additional funding to complete infrastructure and plateau works at Brocastle, Bridgend.

Allocation of the Higher Education Division budgets

6 August 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the proposed allocation of the Higher Education Division budgets for Financial Year 2020 to 2021 and the working practices of the division.

Export support provision review

6 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed a series of temporary measures to the export support provision available to Welsh food and drink companies, to assist with Covid-19 recovery. 

Estyn thematic review

6 August 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the response to Estyn’s thematic review of Business and Social Studies subjects at A level.

Appointment of the first cohort of Welsh Envoys

6 August 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed the appointment of four Welsh government envoys to support the delivery of the diaspora engagement element of the Welsh Government’s international relations strategy.

Optimised Retrofit Programme trial project

6 August 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for an Optimised Retrofit Programme trial project.

Wales Port and Grid Mapping exercise

6 August 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a budget and has also agreed that Welsh Government undertakes a review and a constraints mapping exercise of Wales’ port and electricity grid infrastructure suitable for offshore renewable energy.

Extension of back office functions to support ticketing

5 August 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agree funding to extend the back office arrangements with ACT Ltd for 1 year to deliver a Host Operator Processing System and Card Management System support for concessionary ticketing in Wales.

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

5 August 2020

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

Provision of political engagement with young people in Wales

5 August 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to provide funding for a series of pilot digital surgeries run by the Politics Project Digital Surgeries.

Covid-19 General Guidance for Higher Education 

3 August 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the revised Covid-19 General Guidance for Higher Education – Phase 2 – July 2020.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to accept an Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to not accept a 2018 Glastir Advanced Expression of Interest application.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to recover a payment made in respect of Glastir Advanced Capital Work following an inspection carried out on the Holding on 8 May 2016.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision not process a transfer of an allocation of Basic Payment Scheme 2015 entitlements under the Private Contract arrangement. 

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply an over-declaration penalty to a Basic Payment Scheme 2016 claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to recover payments in respect of Glastir Advanced Capital Works items TE030 & TE041 hedge laying.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has accepted the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2017 claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply an over-declaration penalty to a 2015 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply an over-declaration penalty to a 2015 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reduce a greening payment..

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2017 claim as the ‘Active Farmer’ eligibility requirements were not satisfied.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government decision not to allow BPS payment for field SN9396 5366.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2017 claim as the ‘Active Farmer’ eligibility requirements were not satisfied.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a penalty to a 2016 Glastir claim as the requirements of Management Option 173 – Streamside Corridor, had not been met.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to not pay the full TB compensation valuation for one animal, as part of the TB Compensation Scheme.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a penalty to a 2016 Glastir Commons payment, due to non-compliance with the grazing plan.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to claw back 3.14 units of unactivated Basic Payment Scheme entitlements from a business.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has accepted the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a 2018 Basic Payment Scheme claim as the appellants had failed to submit evidence to show agricultural activities.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject the appeal relating to the recovery of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements and BPS overpayment following the incorrect allocation of common land grazing in 2015 and 2016.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2018 claim as the ‘Active Farmer’ eligibility requirements were not met.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply to reject a Basic Payment Scheme 2018 claim as the appellant had failed to submit evidence to show agricultural activities.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to apply a reduction and a penalty to a Glastir Advanced Capital Works claim following an inspection which revealed multiple breaches of contract.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to accept an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to not make a 2016 Glastir Organic payment under the exceptional circumstances provisions.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply an over-declaration penalty on a Basic Payment Scheme 2015 claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply over-declaration reduction/penalty on a Basic Payment Scheme 2015 claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to accept an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a 50% cross compliance penalty to their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply a penalty to a Glastir Advanced Capital Works 2014 claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to clawback 7.6 units of unactivated Basic Payment Scheme entitlements from a business..

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against a 70% Cross Compliance penalty to a 2016 Basic Payment Scheme claim.

Independent Appeals Process for Rural Grants and Payments

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Independent Appeals Panel recommendation to reject an appeal against the Welsh Government’s decision to apply an over-declaration penalty to a 2015 Basic Payment Scheme application.

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

3 August 2020

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

Economic support

3 August 2020

The Ministers for Economy, Transport and North Wales; Education; Housing and Local Government; and, Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to a package of financial support for financial year 2020 to 2021 to support stabilisation of the employment market, to support Wales to tackle the rise in unemployment, the risk of deepening economic inequality whilst supporting the economy to Build Back Better.

Reappointment to the Drinking Water Inspectorate

3 August 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs has agreed to the reappointment of Marcus Rink to the Drinking Water Inspectorate and his re-designation as the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water until 31 July 2025.

Cultural Recovery Fund

3 August 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to support a £53 million Cultural Recovery Fund in 2020 to 2021 to help support the sector as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Retrofitting social housing

3 August 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to launch the Optimised Retrofit Programme scheme to local authorities and registered social landlords

Covid-19 restrictions

3 August 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to publish the guidance to local authorities and community centres on the impact of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

Consideration of a loan request

31 July 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism approved expenditure to support the development of commercial finance to a private sector organisation.

Discretionary Assistance Fund

31 July 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the Discretionary Assistance Fund will continue to apply greater flexibility and discretion with regard to the number and frequency of emergency payments that clients may require during the Covid-19 crisis. These flexibilities will remain until 31 March 2021.

Safeguarding and advocacy work programme

31 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have approved funding for the safeguarding and advocacy work programme for 2020 to 2021.

The Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme in Wales

31 July 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to the temporary delivery of online courses in relation to the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme in Wales.

Extension of membership to Powys Teaching Health Board

31 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Susan Newport to continue to serve as Independent Member (Trade Union) to Powys Teaching Health Board. Her extension will continue until 30 September 2021.

Regional Consortia School Improvement Grant and Pupil Development Grant

31 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the grant funding arrangements for Education through Regional Working and Neath Port Talbot in 2020 to 2021.

Trunk road concession contract

31 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure of up to £29,998 inc VAT for legal support for the trunk road concession contract.

Disposal of a site

31 July 2020

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

Emergency funding for hospices

31 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to extend the period from the end of June up to the end of September 2020 that the emergency Covid-19 funding support for hospices is available.

Community schools

31 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the response to Estyn thematic report ‘ Community schools: families and communities at the heart of school life’.

Covid-19 guidance

31 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the Covid-19 guidance for the post-16 sector from September 2020.

Service Children in Education

29 July 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed support for the Service Children in Education project 2020 to 2021.

Housing Support Programme strategies

29 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to delay the requirement for local authorities to develop and submit a four year Housing Support Programme Strategy until December 2021.

Cardiff Heat Network

29 July 2020

The Minister of Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has made a decision to commit Welsh Government finance at zero-interest of up to £8,600,000 plus legal costs, to enable the build out of the Cardiff City Low Carbon Heat Network.  This commitment will be subject to final confirmation at financial close in 2021.

Stay Safe, Stay Learning Programme

28 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the final allocation of funding for the Stay Safe, Stay Learning Programme.

Fire and rescue authority funding

28 July 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to meet the additional costs incurred by Fire and Rescue Authorities since March 2020 to ensure that they are able to continue to provide front line response during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Clean Air Day Wales

28 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed funding for a contract with Global Action Plan to deliver Clean Air Day Wales 2020 which will take place on 8 October 2020.

Borrowing approval

27 July 2020

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

Pant y Wal wind farm

27 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed NRW may enter into an option agreement for a two wind turbine extension at Pant y Wal wind farm.

Future Wales - The National Plan 2040

24 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the changes to the draft National Development Framework and agreed that it should be named ‘Future Wales - The National Plan 2040’.

Local authority community learning sector

24 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved additional funding to support mental health and wellbeing and professional development in the Local Authority Community Learning sector.

Land for housing scheme

23 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to the continuation of the Land for Housing Scheme, and funding of £115,500 for the continuation of a small Land Team for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

Specialist further education

23 July 2020

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

Apprenticeships

23 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the delay in the implementation of the apprenticeship eligibility change (until 28 February 2021), in order to allow 16-24 year olds, to access the apprenticeship programmes (at all levels) regardless of their length of employment.

Relaxation of planning conditions

23 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed write to local authorities and national park authorities asking them to consider supporting applications to allow self-catering accommodation to open all year and relax enforcement of conditions for construction working hours and hospitality uses.

Covid-19 contingency planning

23 July 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to grant an extension to the end date of the research into strengthening and advancing equality and human rights in Wales from 31st December 2020 to 28th February 2021.

Collaborative research

22 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved a request for the NHS in Wales to gift 50 continuous positive airway pressure devices to medical institutions in Bangladesh for the purpose of a clinical trial.

LEADER scheme

22 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to re-purpose the LEADER scheme to support the Covid-19 emergency.

The Wales Rural Development Programme

22 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the approach to revenue budget pressures in 2020 to 2021 for the Wales Rural Development Programme 2014 to 2020.

Leasehold disposal

22 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the Leasehold Disposal of Unit 6 Dragon 24, North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.

The new Gwent Police HQ

22 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to a Deed of Variation amending terms in relation to the development of the new Gwent Police HQ at Llantarnam Business Park, Cwmbran.

Sale of land

21 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the disposal of land at Olympus Way, Swansea Vale Business Park Swansea.

Vice-Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

21 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Maria Thomas to continue to serve as Vice-Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Her extension will continue until 30 September 2021.

Food boxes

21 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed proposals to end the current food box scheme for shielding people on the 16th August at the same time as shielding advice is paused and that a new food box scheme will not be procured for any subsequent shielding period.

National Forest

21 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to further National Forest demonstrator projects.

School cleaning

21 July 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for advanced purchase of additional cleaning materials associated with Covid-19.

Re-appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

21 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint John Union as Independent Member Finance to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for 4 years, from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2024.

Business support

21 July 2020

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

Business support

21 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a company based in Cardiff.

Business support

21 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a company based in Torfaen.

In-School infrastructure investment

21 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Hwb EdTech programme in financial year 2020 to 2021 and that funding meet all license, hardware and connectivity costs, associated with the solution for digitally excluded learners to support the Covid-19 period.

Covid-19 testing

21 July 2020

The First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the Welsh Government’s new testing strategy.

Covid-19 testing

21 July 2020

The Minister and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the next phase of care home testing.

Welsh 20 mph Task Group Report

21 July 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport agreed the response to the Wales 20 mph Task Force Group recommendations.

National Approach for Statutory Advocacy

20 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the provision of funding to support the National Approach for Statutory Advocacy 2020 to 2021.

Re-appointment to the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee

20 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to reappoint Dr Chris Turner as Interim Chair of the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee for an additional 12 months, starting from 1st November 2020.

Ministerial Assets Advisory Group

20 July 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the terms of reference for the Ministerial Assets Advisory Group for the oversight of the future management and release of Welsh Government land and property assets.

A future renewable heat scheme

20 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the response to the UK Government consultation on a future renewable heat scheme, and to publish that response.

Agriculture White Paper

20 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to officials commencing engagement with external stakeholders on the content of the upcoming Agriculture Wales Bill White Paper and for officials to engage on the evidence and research commissioned to support the drafting of that White Paper and scheme design by establishing an external stakeholder evidence group.

Free school meals

20 July 2020

The Minister for Education and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding arrangements for additional expenses incurred by local authorities whilst ensuring continued provision of free school meals to those who rely on them, during the period 29 June to 27 July 2020.

Work Based Learning

16 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the process for funding Work Based Learning provision from 1 August 2020.

Armed Forces Liaison Officers

16 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding of the Armed Forces Liaison Officers in 2021 to 2022 and 2022.

Speech, Language and Communication Delivery Plan

16 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to defer the publication of the ’Talk with me: Speech, Language and Communication Delivery Plan’ until autumn 2020 and extend the delivery timescale for the plan to March 2022.

Social Business Wales

16 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved funding of £619,241 to allow the continuation of delivery of the Social Business Wales project up to December 2022 in east Wales.

Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision Project

16 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure to aid the progression of National Grid's Snowdonia Visual Impact Provision Project.

Looked after children

16 July 2020

The Minister for Education and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding proposals for an integrated approach to improving the educational outcomes for looked after children.

Childcare provision

16 July 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to the re-purposing of £1.6 million funding in total for the provision of childcare and play opportunities for vulnerable children over the 2020 school summer holidays.

Planning policy position paper

15 July 2020

That Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to the publication of and associated communications around the ‘Building Better Places - The Planning System Delivering Resilient and Brighter Futures’ document.

Residential Property Tribunal for Wales

15 July 2020

The First Minister has agreed to the Practice Direction for the Residential Property Tribunal for Wales.

Tree nurseries fund

15 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to participate in a cross-Great Britain scheme run by Scotland that provides funding to eligible tree nurseries.

Routes for Learning

15 July 2020

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

Town Centre Loans

15 July 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to open a call for applications for Town Centre Loans 2020 to 2021. 

Apprenticeship programme activities

15 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to commence procurement activities for the Apprenticeship Programme.

Business support

14 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed further project development expenditure in the current 2020 to 2021 financial year to allow a project to be brought to state of readiness.

Communications contract

14 July 2020

The First Minister and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the proposal to tender for a communications contract to support democratic renewal, electoral reform and franchise extension.

Hazardous Substances Framework

13 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed that officials can commence working with their counterparts in the other UK administrations to draft the concordat for the Hazardous Substances Framework.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Sector Boards

13 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed an extension to Sophie Churchill’s term as Potato Sector Chair until 22 July 2020 and the temporary appointment of Richard Soffe to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board until 31 March 2021.

Return to school

13 July 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the return of all learners to schools and settings in the autumn term and the potential options for how the phased return will happen.

Summer holiday provision

13 July 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding to deliver a flexible, locally determined, programme of provision for children and young people over the school summer holidays 2020 which will help them to re-engage with education, giving them the opportunity to take part in activities which they might have missed out on whilst not at school such as socialising with their peers and physical activity.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales

13 July 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved an extension of two Commissioners for the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales.        

Disabled People’s Employment Champions

13 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to revisiting a pilot, for a period of 12 months, to establish a network of Disabled People’s Employment Champions who will engage with employers to encourage the employment of disabled people and the adoption of an inclusive approach to their recruitment practices. 

Business support

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 5 businesses in Wales.

Business support

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 2 businesses in Wales.

Business support

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to five businesses in Wales.

Welsh Revenue Authority

10 July 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the  Welsh Revenue Authority remit letter covering the period 2020 to 2021.

Adoption services

10 July 2020

The Deputy Minister has agreed to provide funding of £2.3 million to National Adoption Service to support the continued development and implementation of its Framework for Adoption Support in Wales.

Valleys Task Force Peer to Peer Network

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to extend, for 3 months, the delivery of a peer-to-peer network in the Welsh Valleys, as well as funding for the procurement of an organisation to complete an independent evaluation exercise. 

Development funding

10 July 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed, in principle, grant funding to Neath Port Talbot CBC to support the delivery of the new leisure/commercial development in Neath town centre and development funding to Blaenau Gwent CBC.

Settlement of overage payment

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to approve the settlement of overage due in respect of the development land at Llantrisant.

Marine planning

10 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the detailed approach to the development of sector locational guidance for the wave energy, tidal stream and aquaculture sectors.

Sale of land

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of land at Parc Coed Elai.

Development of land

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed enter into a joint venture with Pembrokeshire County Council to develop a food park at Withybush.

EU transition

10 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed with officials’ advice to the prioritisation of EU transition work and has agreed to issue a Written Statement.

Business support

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 4 businesses in Wales and has rejected 1 application under this scheme.

Business support

10 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 3 businesses in Wales.

The National School Categorisation System

10 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the suspension of the National School Categorisation System for the academic year 2020 to 2021; and has approved the next steps for the development of evaluation and improvement arrangements to support the implementation of the new Curriculum for Wales.

A465 dualling scheme

8 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have approved the appointment of a Preferred Bidder for the A465 Sections 5 & 6 Dowlais to Hirwaun scheme.

Extension to the appointment of a member of Hywel Dda University Health Board

8 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Mike Lewis to continue to serve as Independent Member (Finance) to Hywel Dda University Health Board. His extension will continue until 31 March 2021.

Re-Appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board

8 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Professor Tom Crick as Independent Member (ICT) to Swansea Bay University Health Board for 4 years, from 16 October 2020 until 15 October 2024.

Re-Appointment to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

8 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Michael Imperato as Independent Member (Legal) to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for 4 years, from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2024.

School and college performance data

8 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the changes to reporting for school and college performance measures and qualification awards data, due to coronavirus.

Coal Policy

7 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to publish a public consultation on Welsh Government’s Coal Policy.

Local Places for Nature Fund

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the arrangements for the ‘Local Places for Nature Capital Fund in Wales’, to delivered by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Local Places for Nature Fund

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has approved funding of £900,000 to National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the Local Places for Nature Fund Capital Fund in Wales.

Local Places for Nature Fund

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has approved allocations for Local Places for Nature Fund in 2020 to 2021.

Environmental Growth Fund

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the generic statement of purposes for the Environmental Growth Fund and allocations for each Local Nature Partnership in 2020 to 2021.

Environmental Growth

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed in principle an approach to allocating the anticipated £5 million capital fund for ‘Environmental Growth’ in 2020 to 2021

Environmental Growth Plan

7 July 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the principles to underpin development of an ‘Environmental Growth Plan’.

Interim arrangements for environmental governance

7 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the approach for establishing interim non-legislative arrangements for environmental governance in Wales.

Extension of grant delivery period

7 July 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to extend the period to allow grant recipients to deviate from their agreed grant delivery period for Children and Communities Grant and Housing Support Grant in 2020 to 2021 from 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020.

Higher education student finance communications

7 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding to deliver communication campaigns, to raise awareness of student finance support to new full and part-time undergraduates and postgraduates, in academic years 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022.

Adoption funding

3 July 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the adoption programme work funding for 2020 to 2021.

A465 dualling scheme

3 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to make the supplementary Compulsory Purchase Order and variation Side Roads Order for the A465, Heads of the Valleys, Dualling (Sections 5 & 6) Dowlais Top to Hirwaun Scheme.

Engagement with Welsh diaspora

3 July 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed the case to procure a service to deliver engagement with Welsh diaspora worldwide.

21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme

3 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the Strategic Outline Programme for Bridgend and Flintshire, the Strategic Outline Case for North East WM Primary School, Bridgend, the Full Business case for Bishopston Comprehensive, Swansea, and a Welsh Medium Grant to the Urdd to redevelop Pentre Ifan.

The Dairy Support Scheme

2 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the dairy aid package to provide direct targeted support to assist farmers with their fixed costs in order to sustain productive capacity for milk and maintain their environmental and animal health and welfare standards.

The Dairy Support Scheme

2 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to include sheep, goat and buffalo dairy producers in the Dairy Support Scheme, subject to the eligibility criteria being met.

Contractual arrangements in the dairy industry

2 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for the UK Government to launch the UK-wide consultation on contractual arrangements in the dairy industry.

Funding for Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Wales)

2 July 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales approved £118,048 grant funding for Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Wales) and its 2020 to 2021 forward work programme.

A465 dualling scheme

1 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the compulsory purchase of a small additional area of land at Cwmtaff Fechan Riverside Common as part of the A465 dualling scheme.

Raccoon Dog sighting in Carmarthenshire

1 July 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for officials to formally request assistance from NRW to capture the Raccoon Dog and apply rapid eradication measures in line with the EU Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

Business support

1 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved total expenditure of £138,000 for 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 under the current Entrepreneurship and Delivery programme arrangements.

Start-Up Grant and Hardship Fund

1 July 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a £5 million Start-Up Grant to assist businesses in Wales through the Covid-19 outbreak.

National approach to professional learning

1 July 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding to support the national approach to professional learning in 2020 to 2021.

Re-appointments to the Welsh Language Partnership Council

1 July 2020 

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed the reappointment, to the Welsh Language Partnership Council, of: Simon Brooks, Owen Derbyshire, Rhian Huws-Williams, Angharad Mai Roberts and Enlli Thomas for three years, and the reappointment of Rhodri Llwyd Morgan for two years.

Natural Resource Wales remit letter

30 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs agreed to issue the Flood and Coastal Risk Management remit letter to Natural Resource Wales to formalise their allocation and expected outputs for 2020 to 2021.

Specialist further education study

30 June 2020

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

Buildings Directive Country Report for Wales

30 June 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the proposed changes to the Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Country Report for Wales.

Agricultural surveys

30 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed: to pause farm visits for the Farm Business Survey until Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, to delay the Welsh Agricultural Survey from June until late summer, to collect a reduced set of land, livestock and labour data in the delayed survey and to suspend the agriculture census and additional elements of the EU Farm Structure Survey that cannot be collected through the Welsh Agricultural Survey.

Development of Welsh Government land

29 June 2020 

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved expenditure to undertake master planning and to secure outline planning consent for development for employment use in relation to its site at Junction 38 of the M4. 

Community Woodlands and Local places for Nature Grant

29 June 2020

Minster for Environment Energy and rural affairs has approved the approach for funding and delivery of the Community woodlands grant and Local Places for Nature Grant in collaboration with National Lottery Heritage fund.

Covid-19 infection study

29 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for the extension of phase one of the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 infection study to Wales. The Minister has also agreed that Welsh Government officials should participate in the design and delivery planning for phase two of the infection study, in collaboration with the ONS and other partners, with the intention that it is implemented in Wales in due course.

Service to deliver engagement with business diaspora.

29 June 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed the need to procure a service to deliver engagement with business diaspora.

Improvements to the Economy and Infrastructure property portfolio

29 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding to undertake a program of improvements to the Economy and Infrastructure property portfolio.

Business support

29 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 6 businesses in Wales.

Building Regulations 2010 progress report

29 June 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to a re-programming of the review of Part L and F of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010 and to postpone consultation proposals for non-domestic buildings. 

Extension of temporary relaxation of specified National Minimum Standards elements

29 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed an extension of temporary relaxation of specified standards laid out within the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years in response to Covid-19, to all registered childcare providers until 30 September 2020.  Any relaxation will be restricted to Welsh Government guidelines, and subject to local authority approval on a case by case basis.

Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence funding

29 June 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to allocate additional funding to address Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence pressures through distribution to Regional Violence against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnerships.

Medical health assessment process for prospective adopters

29 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed a new medical health assessment process for prospective adopters during Covid-19.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical annual report

29 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to the publication of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales Annual Report 2018 to 2019.

Laying the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 UK Progress Report in the Senedd

29 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to lay the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 progress report on reducing UK emissions in the Senedd.

Professional Learning Network for the further education sector in Wales

29 June 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed expenditure to support a Professional Learning Network facilitated by ColegauCymru for the further education sector in Wales; and the repurposing of funding to build capacity in the post 16 sector to develop resources.

Traineeships Programme

26 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding allocations for Traineeships Programme under the Work Based Learning 4 framework from 1 August 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Review determinations for adoption and fostering services

26 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to extend the existing Independent Review Mechanism contract for a further six months (from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021) to Children in Wales.

Improvements to the A483

26 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport agreed £800,000 funding to develop options for improving junction 4 of the A483.

Flying Start capital funding

26 June 2020

The Minister for Education, Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for Flying Start capital projects across Wales for 2020 to 2021.

Business support

26 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of up to a maximum of £450,000, to develop and implement a Business Wales Marketing campaign for June 2020-March 2021.

Business support

26 June 2020

The First Minister has agreed Economic Resilience Funding for a business in North Wales.

Business support

26 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to a business in North Wales.

Appointment of the Chair to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

26 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Charles Janczewski as the Chair to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, for 4 years from 23 June 2020 until 22 June 2024.

Support for children

26 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the improving outcomes for children budget for 2020 to 2021 and the continuation of funding for a Senior Policy Manager for Family Justice and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children till 31 March 2022.

Funding for water quality improvement

26 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to allocate £5 million to fund a water quality improvement programme, together with £4.5 million to fund a metal mine remediation programme.

Sale of land

26 June 2020

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

Support for Business Improvement District

26 June 2020

The Minister for Economy Transport and North Wales and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have agreed on-going support to work with the new Business Improvement District to develop enhancement projects.

Fuel poverty in Wales

24 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the recommendations in the Committee for Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs fuel poverty in Wales report either in full or in principle.

Business support

24 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the awarding of a Property Development Grant in respect of land in Merthyr Tydfil.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Annual Report

24 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 to 2020 being laid before the Welsh Parliament.

Windrush Day

24 June 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to provide funding towards the celebration of Windrush Day 2020.

Business premises renovation

22 June 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has approved financial support to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council for the purposes of renovating four business units on Roseheyworth Business Park, Abertillery.

Electric buses

22 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide funding to Flintshire County Council for the purchase of two electric buses and provision of associated charging infrastructure.

Expansion of the Dairy Support Scheme

22 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to include sheep, goat and buffalo dairy producers in the Dairy Support Scheme, subject to the eligibility criteria being met.

Resumption of schools and colleges

22 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the Operational and Learning Guidance for increase in school operation.

Business support

22 June 2020

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

Business productivity enhancement project

22 June 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed for money to be made available from the Tech Valleys Programme over the 2020 to 2021 financial year to form an innovation and productivity fund to support the Tech Valleys Business Productivity Enhancement Programme.

Funding for specialist post-16 education

22 June 2020

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

Re-appointment to Cwm Taf University Health Board

19 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint James Hehir as Independent Member Legal to Cwm Taf University Health Board for 3 years, from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2023.

Business support

19 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the changes to the repayment terms and additional Financial support.

Tech Valleys funding

19 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed allocation from the Tech Valleys capital budget in 2020 to 2021 for the delivery of the Tech Valleys Business Premises Improvement Grant.

Newport Regeneration Officer

19 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the provision, from the Joint Venture Funds, of up to £120,000, over a 3 year period, to fund a Senior Project Manager to work within Newport County Council.

Business premises renovation

19 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council for the purpose of replacing external windows as part of the renovation work of four business units at a Business Park in Abertillery.

Apprenticeship funding

19 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to introduction of the proposed apprenticeship funding model from 1 August 2021.

Additional Learning Support

19 June 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the allocation of Additional Learning Support funding to further education institutions for 2020 to 2021.

Business support

18 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to five businesses in Wales.

Local authority smallholdings

18 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed for the ‘Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales’ for 2018 to 2019 to be published.

Extension of the British Cattle Movement Service

18 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to extend British Cattle Movement Service for an additional year (2021 to 2022) and launch the Bovine electronic identification consultation in September 2020. 

Re-appointment to Cwm Taf University Health Board

18 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Nicola Milligan as Independent Member Trade Union to Cwm Taf University Health Board for 4 years, from 19 August 2020 until 18 August 2024.

Re-appointment to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

18 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Louise Wright as Independent Member Trade Union to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for 4 years retrospectively from 10 April 2020 until 09 April 2024.

Keeping of Mink

17 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to a position on the circumstances when a licence to keep Mink in Wales may be issued or may be refused.

Support for Welsh teachers

17 June 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding to support the continuation of a range of activities to support the Welsh language skills development of practitioners and to increase the number of Welsh and Welsh-medium teachers.

'A Level' Welsh First Language

17 June 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the response to the Estyn thematic report ‘A Level Welsh First Language’.

Welsh National Marine Plan

17 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to publish the Implementation Guidance on the Welsh National Marine Plan.

Stay Safe, Stay Learning

17 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Stay Safe Stay Learning programme.

Funding National Resilience Capabilities

17 June 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have approve funding for the Fire and Rescue Authorities for the maintenance and development of Wales’ National Resilience Capabilities in 2020 to 2021.

Post-16 digital support

17 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for Post-16 digital support and effective use of technology.

Support for new industrial units

17 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the provision of grant funding to facilitate the construction of industrial units in Bridgend.

Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Places programme funding

17 June 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the capital allocations from the Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Places programme for 2020 to 2021 and agreed the allocation to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to establish, recruit and host programme staff for the National Landscape Partnership.

Covid-19 Guidance for higher education

17 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the guidance for Higher Education institutions in Wales to support them as they keep everyone safe as a result of Coronavirus.

Acquisition of land

16 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to acquire common part areas at Hawarden Park, Broughton.

Reappointment to Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa

16 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the reappointment of a board member to the Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales) Board.

Cyfle Shared Apprenticeship Scheme

15  June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for the Cyfle Shared Apprenticeship Scheme for 2020 to 2021.

The Resilient Roads Fund

15 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the funding for Resilient Roads Fund for financial year 2020 to 2021.

Conversion of a loan to a grant

15 June 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed that part of the loan agreement that exists between the Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council in relation to bringing forward challenging sites in the Llynfi Valley for housing can be changed to a grant.

Covid-19 antibody testing

15 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the implementation of antibody testing in Wales.

Engagement with older people through Covid-19

11 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding to support policy work connected with the engagement with older people through Covid-19 and beyond.

Business support

11 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 3 businesses across Wales.

Business support

10 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a company based in Cardiff.

Business support

10 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a manufacturing company based in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Registration of an independent school

9 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the application for registration of Grace House, Corndon Manor, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, as an independent school in Wales.

Consultation on the management of Invasive Alien Species

9 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to publish the summary of responses to the joint Defra and Welsh Government public consultation on management measures for widely spread Invasive Alien Species in England and Wales.

Welsh Annual Tax Summary requirements

8 June 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to informing Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs that the Welsh Government requirements for the Annual Tax Summary are as set out in the advice. She has also agreed to officials developing online tools for the Welsh Government website that will allow Welsh taxpayers to better understand their element of Welsh income tax and how the revenues collected are spent in Wales. 

Cardiff University mentoring programme

8 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the approach set out for the Cardiff University mentoring programme for 2020 to 2021.

Economic Resilience Funding

8 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to 6 businesses across Wales.

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund

8 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed award of grants to local authorities under the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund for 2020 to 21 and funding for an Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy.

Funding for Local Transport Grant Capital Schemes

8 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the funding for Local Transport Grant Capital Schemes financial year 2020 to 2021, The First Minister has agreed funding for the Denbigh, Llangollen 2020 Scheme.

Funding for Careers Wales

8 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding to Careers Wales for the continued delivery of Working Wales advice and guidance service.

Coal extraction at Nant Helen

8 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has declined to authorise a time extension issued by the Coal Authority to Celtic Energy allowing coal extraction at the Nant Helen coal site.  

Aspire Blaenau Gwent Shared Apprenticeship Programme

8 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of up to £75,283 to support the recruitment of a 6th cohort of apprentices onto the Aspire Blaenau Gwent Shared Apprenticeship Programme.

Development Bank of Wales remit letter

5 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the 2020 to 2021 remit letter to be issued to the Development Bank of Wales.

Children's rights activities in 2020

5 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has decided to delay children’s rights activity scheduled for 2020 to free up resources to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and adhere to the original five yearly reporting cycle for the Compliance Report on the ‘Due Regard’ duty.

Funding for the removal of asbestos

5 June 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to additional asbestos costs, not identified in 2017 to 2018, for NPTC Group of Colleges’ Afan Campus.

Access Broadband Cymru and Welsh Gigabit top-up Schemes funding

4 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed funding for the Access Broadband Cymru and Welsh Gigabit top-up Schemes for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

Next Generation Access Broadband Wales

4 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to the delivery of additional premises within the Next Generation Access Broadband Wales programme.

UK Government future renewable heat scheme

4 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to she is content with the direction of the proposed future GB scheme for support for low carbon heat.

Funding for post-16 programmes of study

4 June 2020

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

Remit letter for the Centre for Digital Public Services Board

4 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport approved the remit letter and management agreement for the Alpha phase of the Centre for Digital Public Services.

Appointment to the Centre for Digital Public Services Board

4 June 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the appointment of Sally Meecham as the Chair of the Centre for Digital Public Services Board for its Alpha phase.

Teacher development and support funding

4 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the allocation of the teacher development and support funding for 2020 to 2021.

Apprenticeship allocations

4 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the 2020 to 2021 contract allocation to Work Based Learning providers for the delivery of apprenticeship programmes.

Funding for FareShare

4 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed additional funding to enable FareShare to operate across north Wales, supporting third sector organisations to provide food, with a view to establishing a sustainable service. 

Response to the Contracts for Difference consultation

4 June 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in response to a consultation on proposed changes to the Contracts for Difference scheme and to publish the letter as part of establishing the Welsh position on this issue.

Porth Teigr Cycleway safety improvements

3 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has approved additional expenditure on engineering studies and infrastructure works.

Development of new business units

3 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the development of new business units at Offa’s Dyke Business Park near Welshpool, Powys.

Development of new business units

3 June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has been approved the development of new business units at Treowain Industrial Estate, Machynlleth, Powys.

Support for the Local Government Resilience Project

3 June 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefynydd and the First Minister have agreed to provide £1.2 million as part of the European Transition Fund to support the Local Government Resilience Project in 2020 to 2021. 

Funding for Welsh Women’s Aid

3 June 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the allocation of £104,000 to Welsh Women’s Aid from the Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence 2020 to 2021 revenue budget.

Re-appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg Community Health Council

2 June 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Rowena Myles to the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Community Health Council until 31 May 2022.

Estyn remit

2 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the Estyn annual remit for 2020 to 2021.

Single transferable vote

1 June 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to commission external research into Single Transferable Vote counting mechanisms.

Demand responsive transport

1 June 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport agreed to a 3-month demand responsive transport pilot.

21st Century Schools

1 June 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the business cases for the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme for April 2020.

Extension of the Interim Vice-Chair appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board.

29 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for Martyn Waygood to continue to serve as Interim Vice-Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board. His extension will continue until 31 March 2021.

Funding for CREST Awards

29 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to continue to grant fund the British Science Association’s CREST Awards in Wales programme supporting students to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in this financial year 2020 to 2021. 

Education Workforce Council funding

29 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the Education Workforce Council grant funding for 2020 to 2021. 

Support for parents

28 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to provide funding for a six month trial period to enhance the support available to parents in Wales through an existing parenting helpline.

Funding for Care and Support capacity tool

27 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have approved grant funding to enable Data Cymru to continue to manage, maintain and embed the Care and Support capacity tool.

Health Education and Improvement Wales funding

27 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Health Education and Improvement Wales core allocation for 2020 to 2021.

Regional Skills Partnerships

22 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to establishing the foundations for a dedicated Regional Skills Partnership in mid Wales.

Business support

22 May 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed Economic Resilience Funding to a business in south east Wales.

Reappointments to Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales

22 May 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has reappointed Huw Davies, John T Davies, Claire Williams, Caroline Smith, Rhys Davies and Gareth Wynn Davies as members of Hybu Cig for the period 1st April 2020 until 31st March 2023; and reappointed Kevin Roberts as Chair for the period 1st April 2020 until 31st March 2021.

Appointments to Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales

22 May 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has: agreed the appointment of Melody Chapman, Rhys Davies, Nadine Porter and Prys Morgan as new members of Hybu Cig Cymru / Meat Promotion Wales for the period 9th April 2020 until 31st March 2023.

Sêr Cymru programme

21 May 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the funding of the next phase of the Sêr Cymru Programme to address Covid-19.

Cardiff Central Interchange

21 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approve expenditure of £66,000 (including VAT) for a permeability study around the Cardiff Central Interchange.

Active travel maps

20 May 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to procure and appoint contractors to undertake engagement and consultation services in support of local authorities as they prepare the next iteration of their active travel integrated network maps.

Cardiff and Newport Bus Companies

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure for the first stage of financial advisory fees and the cost of obtaining a first stage opinion from Counsel on ownership restrictions and opportunities.

A55 blight notice

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport and North Wales has agreed to accept a blight notice served on Welsh ministers in respect of a property in Llanfairfechan, Conwy in relation to the road scheme for junctions 15 and 16 of the A55 and for negotiations to purchase the property to commence.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed eligibility criteria for the appraisal process in relation to the Economic Resilience Fund for larger businesses.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economic Resilience Funding for two businesses in south east Wales.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed Economic Resilience Funding to a tourism business in south west Wales.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a project in Neath Port Talbot.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed interim funding for governance work packages and membership of CSConnected.

Business support

20 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to changes to a loan agreement for a 12 month period in respect of a company based in Newport.

Tuition fee re-profile

19 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed additional funding for implementing the re-profiling of the schedule of tuition fee payments for 2020 to 2021.

Funding for the Welsh Revenue Authority

19 May 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the proposed capital budget for the Welsh Revenue Authority for this financial year, 2020 to 2021, to allow it to purchase software licences and to fund enhancements to its ‘Data Management System’ to maintain Welsh Revenue Authority services securely and comply with their statutory data management obligations.

Appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board

18 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Professor Keith Lloyd as Independent Member (University) to Swansea Bay University Health Board, for 4 years from 13 May 2020 until 12 May 2024.

Social Care Wales

18 May 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the remit letter and funding of £142,357 to Social Care Wales to undertake work related to responding to Covid-19 and supporting the early years and childcare workforce between April and September 2020.

School funding review

18 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to extend the scope for the school funding review to include regional consortia in order to take forward the recommendations of the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on school funding.

Re-Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. 

15 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Melvin Jehu OBE as the Independent Member (Community), for 4 years from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2024.

Re-Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

15 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Jayne Sadgrove as the Independent Member (University), for 4 years from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2024.

Clinical Excellence Awards

15 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to suspend the 2020 Clinical Excellence Award round.

Appointment of members of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

14 May 2020

The Minister for Education has appointed Dr Peter Higson and Charlotte Hitchings as members with effect from 5 May 2020 to 4 May 2023.

Student Loans Company

13 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the Annual Performance and Resource Agreement letter for the Student Loans Company for the 2020 to 2021.

Natural Resources Wales priorities

13 May 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to write to Natural Resources Wales setting out the priorities for the body in 2020 to 2021.

Seren programme activities

13 May 2020

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

Targeted Regeneration Investment funding

13 May 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed Targeted Regeneration Investment funding for the redevelopment of the former bingo hall and Angharad’s nightclub site in Pontypridd.

Dairy promotional campaign

12 May 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed the Welsh Government to contribute £25,000 towards a dairy promotional campaign.

Riverside Gypsy and Traveller Site

12 May 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed further funding of £150,000 under the Gypsy and Traveller Sites Capital Grant scheme to Flintshire Council bringing the total grant award for this project to £400,000.

Business support

11 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed grant funding in 2020 to 2021 for a company to strengthen their capacity to operate on a longer-term basis to support disadvantaged individuals, primarily in Heads of the Valleys areas of Wales who have no access to funding to become self-employed.

Discretionary assistance funding

11 May 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed that the Discretionary Assistance Fund service centre will apply greater flexibility and discretion with regard to the number and frequency of emergency payments that clients may require during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Funding for Sustrans

7 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport agreed a core grant of £130,000 for Sustrans Cymru for 2020 to 2021.

Baby bundles pilot

7 May 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to enter into a direct contracting arrangement with Associated Print Services for delivery of the baby bundles pilot activity.

Community Fire Safety programmes

7 May 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed funding for the Fire and Rescue Authorities ‘Community Fire Safety’ programmes in 2020 to 2021, based on collective all-Wales funding bids.

Business support

7 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed additional seed funding of up to £90,000 to start-up company Cambria Cydfuddiannol Ltd.

Extension to the term of office of the Chair of HEFCW

7 May 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to extend the period of appointment for the current Chair of the Higher Education Funding council for Wales by up to eight months from 5 May 2020 to 4 January 2021.

Local Authority Cyber Improvement Grant Fund

6 May 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed a grant fund to local authorities to help improve their cyber resilience.

Support for hospices

6 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved a support package for hospices in Wales for a 3 month period to support the sector and strengthen bereavement support. The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd allocated up to £6.3m from the centrally held Covid-19 response reserve to fund this activity.

Financial Contingency Fund

6 May 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the allocation of the 2019 to 2020 Summer term Financial Contingency Fund.

Prescription deliveries

6 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to proposals for Royal Mail to provide a track and trace delivery service, in support of the national prescription delivery scheme.

Prescription deliveries

6 May 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the proposals for a pharmacy delivery scheme in Wales, including the use of the Pro Delivery Manager application and the establishment of a volunteer delivery driver workforce.

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed funding for 6 months for the purchase of Pro Delivery Manager licenses and to fund volunteer expenses from the centrally held Covid-19 response reserves fund.

Compulsory purchase in Wales

6 May 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the summary of responses to the ‘Updated Policy and Guidance on Compulsory Purchase in Wales’ consultation and agreed to take forward further streamlining reforms to the compulsory purchase process in Wales.

Sale of land

4 May 2020

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

Practise Direction for the Mental Health Review Tribunal Wales

4 May 2020

The First Minister has agreed a Coronavirus response Practice Direction for the Mental Health Review Tribunal Wales, pursuant to 'The Coronavirus Act 2020'.

Maintenance of the motorway and trunk road network

4 May 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the expenditure of £50m capital funding for the period April to September for transport strategic road network activities.

Superfast broadband

4 May 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to the delivery of communications activities regarding superfast broadband connectivity options.

Provision of specialist advice and guidance

30 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed the establishment, implementation and funding of an all Wales specialist communication platform, supplied by Consultant Connect to NHS Wales.

Active Travel GIS mapping services and Integrated Network Maps

30 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to extend the date for local authorities to submit revised versions of their Integrated Network Maps and Existing Routes Maps, extend the consultation deadline on the Active Travel Act Guidance and agreed to the development of a new mapping system.

Vanguard membership fee 

30 April 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the payment of annual Vanguard Initiative membership fee for 2020 to 2021.

Exempting calves from routine TB testing of herds

30 April 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to exempt cattle under 180 days of age from routine surveillance testing during the Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure the public health recommendation of social distancing can be adhered to.  (This exemption will be reviewed regularly during the course of the pandemic). Movement restrictions will not be served in those herds where cattle over 180 days of age test clear at routine TB tests.

E-sgol funding 

30 April 2020

The Minister for Education has approved additional funding for the 2020 to 2021 financial year to support the e-sgol project in enhancing provision to other local authorities in Wales.

Business Wales Digital 

30 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved expenditure for the delivery of Business Wales management and digital information systems.

Maintenance of the Motorway and Trunk Road Network

30 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed revenue expenditure for April to September for maintenance of the Motorway and Trunk Road Network.

Covid-19 and vocational qualifications

30 April 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to issue a direction to Qualifications Wales, setting out policy for its work with awarding organisations and learning providers to award grades to vocational learners whose studies have been disrupted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Economy Futures Funding 

30 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a manufacturing company based in Mid Wales.

Re-focusing work of Childcare, Play and Early Years Division on response to Covid-19

30 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-focus the work of Childcare, Play and Early Years Division and to release and repurpose staffing capacity to respond to the immediate childcare needs resulting from the coronavirus outbreak and to begin to consider the medium and longer term implications for childcare and for the childcare sector.

Lift of charge on land at Rassau Industrial Estate Ebbw Vale

30 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the release of security on the Welsh Government owned land in Rassau Industrial Estate.

Outpatient Strategy and action plan

30 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed the national outpatients strategy and action plan 2020 to 2023 including proposals for funding transformation.

Free school meals

27 April 2020

The Minister for Education agreed that instead of developing a national free school meal voucher scheme, the Welsh Government will continue to support LAs to deliver regional support solutions for pupils in receipt of free school meals.

Business support

24 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the extension on a commercial transaction.

Re-appointments to the Board of Qualifications Wales

24 April 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the re-appointment of one existing board member, David Jones for a period of three years and the extension to the current term of one existing board member,  Arun Midha, until 31 March 2021.

Rural Housing Enabler project

24 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding for the Rural Housing Enabler project in Wales for 2020 to 2021.

Children’s social services

24 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the ‘Children’s Social Services during the Covid-19 pandemic: guidance’.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Corporate Award Programme

24 April 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has approved funding to implement a corporate award professional procurement development programme and has given approval to proceed.

Food hygiene inspections

24 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed for the Food Standards Agency Wales to issue advice to local authorities to temporarily reduce the frequency of  planned official control interventions prescribed by the Food and Feed Law Codes of Practice (Wales) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Acquisition of land

24 April 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.

Non-domestic rates relief

22 April 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to provide 100% non-domestic rates relief to properties in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors with a rateable value of up to £500,000.

Construction of new business premises

22 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved revisions to a proposal to construct new business premises in Powys.

Study at specialist further education establishments

22 April 2020

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

Non-domestic rates relief

22 April 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed guidance for the non-domestic rates support for businesses dealing with Covid-19 and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the budgetary arrangements.

Cwlwm and Play Wales

22 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide £225k to the Cwlwm partnership for the support they provided to the childcare and play sector following the aftermath of the recent flooding disaster and at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministers decided not to provide the £75k in additional funding for Play Wales at this time.

Stay Safe, Stay Learning

22 April 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the Policy Statement that outlines the Continuity of Learning programme following school closures as a result of Covid-19 “Stay Safe, Stay Learning”.

Loneliness and Isolation strategy

22 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19 on levels of loneliness and isolation which includes for 2020-21, £52,708 to Shared Lives Plus and the re-purposing of £400,000 from the loneliness and social isolation fund to support a national befriending service, Ffrind mewn Angen/Friend in Need.

Opioid Substitution Therapy

22 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to support the provision of alternative Opioid Substitution Therapy (injectable) across Wales. 

Extension of the Device Loan Scheme

21 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved an award of £803,080, from the Digital Priorities Investment Fund, to Wales Cooperative Centre to extend the current Device Loan Scheme, provided under the Digital Communities Wales programme. 

Swansea field hospital

21 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved granting consents and associated agreements to permit a field hospital to be created near Swansea.

Sick pay enhancement

21 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved changes to pay enhancements during sickness absence for Agenda for Change staff.

Domestic violence campaign

20 April 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to develop a media campaign in order to raise awareness of the issues of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence during the coronavirus crisis.

Ground remediation works

20 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to further ground remediation works on a site in Newport.

Mental health capacity

20 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Finance and Trefnydd agreed the ‘in principle’ expenditure of up to the value of £6m to procure additional mental health in-patient capacity in Wales.

Charitable rates relief consultation

20 April 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to extend the consultation on charitable rates relief for schools and hospitals in Wales beyond the current deadline of 24 April in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Domestic violence refuge guidance

20 April 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed to the publication of Covid-19 guidance for violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence refuge provision. In addition the Deputy Minster has agreed ongoing changes to the guidance to reflect health future guidance from Public Health Wales or the UK Government.

Covid-19 Guidance

16 April 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the publication of Covid-19 Guidance for violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence perpetrator services.

Request for borrowing approval

16 April 2020

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

HEFCW funding

15 April 2020

The Minister for Education has notified HEFCW of an indicative allocation of funding for 2020-21.

Business support

15 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a freight transport company based in Cardiff.

Children and Communities Grant

15 April 2020

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

Autism funding

15 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to support the delivery of autism priorities in 2020 to 2021, by the National Autism Team.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Independent Sector Chairs

15 April 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the reappointment of the Chair of the Pork Sector for a further term of two years and extend the term of the Chair of the Potato Sector for three months.

Temporary relaxation of specified national minimum standards for regulated childcare

15 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed to a temporary relaxation of specified standards laid out within the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children aged up the age of 12 years in response to Covid-19. Any relaxation will be restricted to Welsh Government guidelines, and subject to local authority approval on a case by case basis.

Renewal of lease

14 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the renewal of a lease of a property on Pencoed Technology Park, Bridgend.

Release of land

14 April 2020

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed has agreed a conditional Deed of Release in respect of land in Llanelli.

Tourism funding

14 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed funding for a tourism project in Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Independent community journalism COVID-19 fund

14 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved a business resilience grant of £76,500, which equates to £8,500 for each of the nine independent community news organisations in response to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Appointment to Hywel Dda University Health Board

14 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Delyth Raynsford as Independent Member (Community) to Hywel Dda University Health Board for 1 years, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

COVID-19 testing

14 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed Welsh National COVID-19 Test Plan which informs the public on our approach to COVID-19 testing in Wales.

Appointments to National Park Authorities

14 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to reappoint Tracey Evans as a member of Snowdonia National Park Authority, and Julian Stedman and James Marsden as members of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, from 1 April 2020, for a period of four years.

Appointments to National Park Authorities

14 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to appoint Tim Jones as a new member to Snowdonia National Park Authority, and Elizabeth Davies and Aled Edwards as new members to Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, from 1 2020 for a period of four years.

Free school meals provision

8 April 2020

The Minister for Education and Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed that the current provision of assistance to families of children in receipt of free school meals includes the Easter school holiday period.

Hospital admissions

8 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved a number of activities to accelerate safe and appropriate discharge from hospital and decelerate hospital admissions to support the national response to Covid-19 and create capacity in the healthcare system.

Funding for social housing

8 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Financial Transaction Capital loans to Residential Social Landlords to assist modern methods of construction for social housing as part of the Innovative Housing Programme phase 3.

Homelessness Prevention Grant

8 April 2020

The First Minister and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the programme of projects to be funded from the Homelessness Prevention Grant in 2020 to 2021.

National tests 2020

8 April 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the approach to be taken in respect of national tests and online personalised assessments for learners in years 2 to 9 during the remainder of the 2019 to 2020 school year.

Valleys Transport pilot

8 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport have approved funding for the continuation of the Valleys Transport pilot for 2020 to 2021.

Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

8 April 2020

The Minister for Finance & Trefnydd, the Minister for Economy, Transport & North Wales and the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language have approved the establishment of the Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme, which will be operated by the Development Bank of Wales.

Wales Rescue and Restructuring Fund

8 April 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales have approved the allocation of supplementary funding to the Wales Rescue and Restructuring Fund, which is operated by the Development Bank of Wales.

Part time grants for dependants for distance learning

7 April 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the proposal, instructing the Student Loans Company to leave the support for academic year 2018 to 2019 in place, ensuring students continue to receive part-time grants for dependants.

Learning Grant Further Education Scheme payments

7 April 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed to continue to make Learning Grant Further Education Scheme payments to eligible students during the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, during the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Appointment to Swansea Bay University Health Board

7 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Emma Woollett as Chair, for 4 years from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2024.

TB testing during Covid-19

7 April 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to continue with the current approach to TB testing arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing for TB should only continue on farms providing it is safe to do so. Vets will contact farm owners before any testing takes place to ensure it is safe to attend, and all those involved should maintain proper social distancing requirements. Welsh Government officials are to keep the matter under continual review.

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence funding

7 April 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip have agreed the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence funding allocation for 2020 to 2021.

Appointment of to Hywel Dda University Health Board

7 April 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Judith Hardisty as Vice Chair, for 4 years from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2024.

Funding for disbursed accommodation

7 April 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed allocation of additional 1 year capital funding for disbursed accommodation.

Funding for Chwarae Teg

7 April 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed funding for the delivery of Chwarae Teg programme 2020 to 2021.

Bryn Pica waste management facility

3 April 2020

The Minister and Deputy for Housing and Local Government have agreed to provide a capital funding contribution towards site development costs of an Eco Parc at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Bryn Pica waste management facility near Aberdare.

Industry Wales 

3 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the Industry Wales 2020 to 2021 remit and funding letters.

Development of the Port of Holyhead Anglesey

3 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to undertaking further economic studies for the development of infrastructure in Anglesey.

Extension to hidden homelessness campaign

3 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the extension of youth homelessness communications campaign to focus on Covid-19.

Funding for tax forecasts

3 April 2020

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

President to the Board of Trustees of The National Library of Wales

3 April 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has approved for the Vice President of the National Library of Wales, Meri Hughes, to continue her role as President until 31 March 2021.

Funding for free school meals

1 April 2020

The Minister for Education and Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed funding for local authorities to provide financial assistance to families of pupils who are unable to receive free school meals as a result of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Integrated Care Fund capital funding

1 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the west Wales region,

Salix Finance

1 April 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the grant agreement with Salix Finance for the duration of the 2020 to 2021 financial year, to enable sufficient time to resolve issues related to taking Salix Finance into public control or put in place alternative arrangements.

Cardiff to Anglesey air service

1 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the temporary suspension of the Cardiff to Anglesey air service for an initial period of up to 3 months.

Funding for Marine Energy Wales

1 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for Marine Energy Wales in the sum of £220,000 over 2 years, 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022.

NHS critical supplies

1 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed that up to £5 million funding can be provided in support for NHS critical supplies to meet the needs of the developing COVID-19 pandemic.

Food supplies for shielded individuals

1 April 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to immediately establish a scheme to provide a direct delivery food scheme for shielded individuals in Wales.

Business support

1 April 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of up to £200,000, to develop a campaign and associated creative assets that will communicate the practical and financial support available to businesses in Wales, in response to Covid-19.

Revisions to Planning Policy Wales

1 April 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the revised national planning policy relating to the delivery of housing through the planning system, the revocation of Technical Advice Note 1 (Joint Housing Land Availability Studies) and the publication of the associated consultation summary report.

Covid-19 emergency support

31 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to advise local authorities to utilise alternative powers and funding to assist those who require shelter and other forms of support due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Appointment to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

31 March 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to the appointment of Sarah Pumfrett for the position of Independent Board Member/Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

GCSEs and AS levels

31 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed how grades will be calculated for Year 10 students taking GCSE units and AS students in 2020 and 2021 due to take their exams in summer 2020.

Social Care Wales

30 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding for Social Care Wales for 2020 to 2021

Major Repairs Allowance funding

30 March 2020

The First Minister and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the continuing allocation of Major Repairs Allowance funding for 2020 to 2021 to the eleven local authorities.

Funding alignment virement requests

30 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has not agreed virement requests from Conwy County Borough Council and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council to move underspend from the Children and Communities Grant to Housing Support Grant for 2019 to 2020.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

26 March 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to continue funding for Coalfields Regeneration Trust for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

Review of international health activity in Wales

26 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to commission a rapid review of international health activity in Wales.

Tax Advisory Group

26 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the discontinuation of the Tax Advisory Group, and the establishment of a Tax Engagement Group.

Sale of land

26 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the sale of a plot of land in Bridgend to facilitate the construction of an industrial unit to contribute to the property delivery element of the Economic Action Plan.

Continuity of Learning Project

26 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the Continuity of Learning Project to support schools, learners and parents during Covid-19 outbreak.

Extension of the terms for board members to the Design Commission for Wales

26 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the extension of terms for 2 board members of the Design Commission for Wales.

Request for borrowing approval

26 March 2020

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

Request for borrowing approval

26 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to approve the issuing of a borrowing approval to Rhuddlan Town Council.

Amendment to Loan Agreement

24 March 2020

The Minister or Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to amend the terms of a loan agreement.

Work Based Learning

24 March 2020

The Minister for the Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a series of measures to provide financial support to Work Based Learning providers and learners during the Covid-19 outbreak and for these to remain in place until at least August 2020.

Y Prentis Shared Apprenticeship Scheme extension

24 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding of up to £62,235 to support the recruitment of apprentices within the Valleys Taskforce area onto the Y Prentis Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

Rough sleepers

24 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed funding to support local authorities in providing emergency accommodation and support for those rough sleeping or in inadequate temporary accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Extension to Live Fear Free contract

24 March 2020

The First Minister and Deputy Minister and Chief Whip have agreed a one-year extension to the current Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence communication campaign contract and the approach for the continuation of the national awareness campaign during 2020 to 2021.

Institute of Physics

23 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for the Institute of Physics for 2020 to 2021 to deliver the Stimulating Physics Network programme and the Improving Gender Balance project.

ReStart: Refugee integration project

23 March 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has approved a bid to the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund to extend the ReStart: Refugee integration project until 31 December 2021.

Support for integrated care projects

23 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed Integrated Care Fund capital funding for projects within the north Wales and Cardiff and Vale regions.

Estyn’s report on leadership development

23 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the response to Estyn’s thematic report on leadership development, ‘Case studies of professional learning for school leadership’.

National Academy for Educational Leadership

23 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the budget for the National Academy for Educational Leadership for 2020 to 2021.

Transport for Wales 

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed additional revenue funding for Transport for Wales to cover the remit for 2019 to 2020

Disposal of asset

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a reduction in the sale price of a property, due to water damage.

Smart ticket machines

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed expenditure during 2019 to 2020 to facilitate the replacement of additional 95 on-bus electronic ticket machines required for smartcard recording of free concessionary bus travel journeys by older or disabled persons.

A55

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to award a contract to design and construct the A55, Aber to Tai’r Meibion improvement scheme.

St Athan airfield

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed an increase in contract price for the airfield at St Athan to comply with the conditions of its Civil Aviation Authority licence.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board levy rates

20 March 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has approved the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board levy rates for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

Public sector broadband aggregation capacity upgrades

20 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to fund public sector broadband aggregation upgrades to enhance video consultation services for General Practitioner’s.

Funding for Childline

20 March 2020

Both the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed funding to the NSPCC in 2020 to 2021.

Active travel route, Brocastle, Bridgend

20 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved funding for the active travel route at Brocastle, Bridgend.

Paediatric sight testing equipment

19 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to support paediatric sight testing equipment and Welsh language speech testing in audiology.

Baby changing facilities

19 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to strengthen the provision of baby changing facilities in all publicly accessible toilets through changes to the Approved Documents and to issue a consultation on the proposals.

Adjustments to repayment profiles

19 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the changes to 2019 to 2020 repayments for Aneurin Bevan UHB and Hafal.

Healthcare Apprentice Programme

19 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed revenue funding to Hywel Dda UHB to support the Healthcare Apprentice Programme.

Mockingbird foster care system

19 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Service, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to provide capital to Flintshire County Council to implement the Mockingbird foster care system.

Personal protective equipment project

19 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to allow the implementation of their personal protective equipment project.

E-rostering project

19 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding in 2019 to 2020 for an e-rostering project being run by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Operational maintenance system project 

19 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding in 2019 to 2020 for an operational maintenance system being run by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Extension of National Occupational Standards and Apprenticeship Frameworks Programme

18 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales agreed to extend the arrangement with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for 2020 to 2021 to continue to host the management, delivery and coordination of UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the commissioning of new, and the revision of priority apprenticeship frameworks. The Minister also agreed continued funding support to SDS towards the development of priority NOS during 2020 to 2021 and the commissioning of quality assurance of Welsh NOS translations during 2020 to 2021

Digital transformation programme

18 March 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport and North Wales, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and Minister for Education have approved the transfer of funding to support the Digital Transformation programme.

Invest to Save

18 March 2020

The Ministers for Health and Social Services, Housing and Local Government, Education, International Relations and Welsh Language, Finance and Trefnydd and the First Minister agree to the Invest to Save supplementary budget adjustments for 2019 to 2020.

Overseas nurse recruitment

18 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and Minister for Health and Social Services, agree to release funding totalling £2,975,000 to three Health Boards for overseas nurse recruitment projects.

Health records project

18 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the Cwm Taff Morgannwg UHB Digital Health Records Invest to Save Project

GP services in the Wrexham area

18 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and Minister for Health and Social Services, have approved funding for the establishment of a community interest company to provide GP services in the Wrexham area.

Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Scheme

18 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the closure of the Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Scheme to new entrants from 1 May 2020

Sport Wales voluntary early release scheme

18 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding in 2019 to 2020 to support a voluntary early release scheme being run by Sport Wales.

Operational maintenance system project 

18 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding in 2019 to 2020 for an operational maintenance system being run by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

E-rostering project

18 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding in 2019 to 2020 for an e-rostering project being run by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Personal protective equipment project

18 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed funding to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to allow the implementation of their personal protective equipment project.

Mockingbird foster care system

18 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Service, the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed to provide capital to Flintshire County Council to implement the Mockingbird foster care system.

Healthcare Apprentice Programme

18 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd have agreed revenue funding to Hywel Dda UHB to support the Healthcare Apprentice Programme.

Adjustments to repayment profiles

18 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed the changes to 2019 to 2020 repayments for Aneurin Bevan UHB and Hafal.

Baby changing facilities

18 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to strengthen the provision of baby changing facilities in all publicly accessible toilets through changes to the Approved Documents and to issue a consultation on the proposals.

Paediatric sight testing equipment

18 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding to support paediatric sight testing equipment and Welsh language speech testing in audiology.

Specialty doctors and associate specialists

17 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the joint mandate, along with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for negotiations to reform contracts for specialty doctors and associate specialists.

NHS staff pay

17 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to increase the hourly rate from April 2020 for NHS Wales Agenda for Change staff to reflect the increase of the living wage.

Clinical Excellence Awards

17 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the Clinical Excellence Awards 2019.

Support for hydropower

17 March 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd and the Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the support Welsh Government provides to the hydropower sector towards payment of their non-domestic rates liability.

Changes to town centre and property loan programmes

17 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to the adaptation of the current loan programmes to make them more flexible and therefore easier to use in support of bringing empty properties back into use.

Business support

16 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a financial services company based in Cardiff.

Budget Allocations

16 March 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the budget allocation for fire and rescue services, and for armed forces matters, in 2020 to 2021.

Transfer of land

16 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the transfer of land in Denbigh.

The Ceredigion County Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Loading and Unloading) Order 2018

16 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed for Ceredigion County Council to confirm their county wide traffic order.

Re-appointment to Velindre University NHS Trust

16 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Professor Donna Mead as Chair to Velindre University NHS Trust for 4 years, from 1st May 2020 until 30th April 2024.

Coed Ely, Tonyrefail

16 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved additional funding to complete infrastructure works at Coed Ely, Tonyrefail.

Traineeships and Employability and Skills Programme

16 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to the extension of contracts for Traineeships, Employability Skills Programme and Jobs Growth Wales until 31 March 2021 and agreed the continued delivery of the ReAct and Access grant programmes for the same period. 

Careers guidance update

16 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the establishment of a working group to develop guidance for careers and work related experiences in the new curriculum.

Wales-Quebec Declaration of Intent

11 March 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed the signing of a Declaration of Intent between Wales and Québec and the setting up of a joint fund to support collaborative activity.

Quinn Radiators

11 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the further release of Welsh Government security held on the Quinn Radiator Group panel radiator manufacturing plant as part of the administration process.

National Park Authority core revenue grant

11 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the National Park Authority core revenue grant for the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

Enterprise zones budgets

11 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to a delegated total budget to be expended during the financial year 2020 to 2021, for each the Haven Waterway, Port Talbot Waterfront, Anglesey and Snowdonia zones board in order to support the boards to continue to deliver bespoke projects aligned to their respective strategic plans. Also between the Ebbw Vale, Deeside, Cardiff Airport and St Athan and Central Cardiff zones to enable completion of any ongoing board projects and support further activities within the zones, aligned to the respective strategic plans.

British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill

11 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed to confirm to the Dept’ Culture, Media and Sport that we agree that a Legislative Consent Memorandum and Motion are not tabled in the Senedd in relation to the Bill.

NHS dental charges

11 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to increase NHS dental charges from April 2020.

Transfer of Land Registry Title

11 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed that ownership of a site at Taffs Well can be transferred to Transport for Wales and that they may enter into lease agreements in order to progress the delivery of the development.

Flu countermeasures and consumables

11 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed additional funding for the replenishment of pandemic flu countermeasures and consumables.

Establishment of a Trade Policy Advisory Group

11 March 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has agreed a proposal to establish a Trade Policy Advisory Group.

Support for Word Skills UK

11 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved a financial contribution of £250,000 to the Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project to support Word Skills UK for activities relating to Welsh
competitors and competitions.

A465 widening scheme

11 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has accepted of the statutory Blight Notice served on Welsh ministers in connection with the A465 ‘Heads of the Valleys’ sections 5 and 6 road scheme.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’

11 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ pay remit for 2019 to 2020.

National Library of Wales’

11 March 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has agreed the National Library of Wales’ pay remit application for 2019 to 2020.

Town Centre empty property fund

11 March 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed the delivery arrangements for the Town Centre Empty Property Management Fund (‘Fighting Fund’).

Re-appointment to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

11 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to re-appoint Paul Hollard as a Non-Executive Director to Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust for 4 years from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

11 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to advertise for a Vice-chair to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Support for flood victims

10 March 2020

The First Minister, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed to increase the cash value of Discretionary Assistance Fund awards given to flood victims via an Emergency Assistance Payment, to enable those affected by recent flooding to apply, on an exceptional basis, for an increased emergency cash payment.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinical lead funding

10 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to fund the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical lead post from April 2020 to March 2023 from the National Endoscopy Programme which is part of the ‘A Healthier Wales’ £10 million clinical pathways budget.

Qualifications Wales

10 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the grant allocation funding letter and Term of Government remit letter for 2020 to 2021 for Qualifications Wales.

Grant support for existing PFI projects

10 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to the Annual Revenue Grant to support cost pressures of running facilities including existing PFI projects for police and crime commissioners and fire authorities

Wales Science and Innovation Advisory Council

10 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Wales Science & Innovation Advisory Council meetings.

Funding to support the delivery of a healthier Wales

10 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed funding for local innovative projects to deliver the aims of ‘Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales’.

Rose Heyworth Business Park, Abertillery

10 March 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed the provision funding to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council for the purpose of ensuring additional energy efficiency measures as part of the renovation work of four business units at the business park.

Support for community projects via crowd funding

10 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed a provision of £165,000  to enable the five local authorities, via Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, to award a contract for up to two years a supplier to deliver an online community crowdfunding platform.

21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme

10 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme business cases considered by the Education Investment Panel in February 2020.

Borrowing approval

10 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to a borrowing approval for Neyland Town Council to fund a shortfall of funding for the new Community Hub during the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Extension to some groups of the national training framework contracts

6 March 2020

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip has agreed the extension of the national training framework contracts for group 2 and 3 and group 4,5 and 6 until 31 March 2021.

Funding to support professional learning and leadership policy development

6 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding to support the implementation of the National Approach for Professional Learning and leadership development work strands during 2019 to 2020.

Application for independent school status

6 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed Tarren School’s application for independent school status, and that the school to be entered onto the Welsh Government’s register of independent schools.

Disposal of land

6 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport has agreed the disposal of land at Loughor.

Climate Coffee 2020

6 March 2020

The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language has approved funding arrangements for Climate Coffee 2020 – a Wales and Africa partnership project supporting Fairtrade coffee growers in Uganda.

Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate, Llangefni, Anglesey

6 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to approve the additional budget for the Infrastructure Works at Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate, Llangefni, Anglesey.

Funding for post-16 programme of study

6 March 2020

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

Disposal of land

6 March 2020

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

Seren International 2020 summer school

6 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved funding for the Seren International 2020 summer school at the University of Chicago.

Devolution of further tax competence

6 March 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has agreed to formally request the UK Government to devolve to the National Assembly for Wales the legislative competence to enable the Assembly to introduce a tax on ‘land identified as suitable for development in Wales’.

21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme

6 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the business cases for the 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme for February 2020.

Cilyrychen Industrial Estate, Carmarthenshire

6 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to approve funding an electricity upgrade and variation of lease terms in respect of a property in Carmarthenshire.

Hay Festival

3 March 2020

The First Minister has agreed funding to support a number of education programmes for schools and young people as part of the Hay Festival 2020 to 2021.

Business support

3 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed seed funding for two companies under the Alacrity Cyber Programme.

Funding for regeneration officer post

3 March 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the provision, from the Joint Venture Funds of up to £120,000, over a 3 year period, to fund a Senior Project Manager to work within Newport County Council.

Future of Re:fit in Wales

3 March 2020

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has agreed to continue operating under the new Re:fit 4 framework from April 2020 and for local partnerships to provide the support to public bodies from April 2020 for the delivery of large scale public sector energy efficiency projects in Wales.

Innovative Housing Programme

3 March 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has approved the additional revenue schemes for inclusion in the Innovative Housing Programme 2019 to 2020.

Flood response

3 March 2020

The First Minister and the Ministers for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Housing and Local Government, and, Finance & Trefnydd have agreed to establish a revenue grant fund to support businesses affected by flooding and to apply discretionary business rates relief for up to 3 months where significant numbers of business premises are affected in a concentrated location.

Appointment to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

2 March 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Paul Deneen, OBE, as Independent Member (Community), for 4 years from 26 February 2020 until 25 February 2024.

Public Service Leadership schools

2 March 2020

The First Minister agreed in principle a commitment to deliver the annual All Wales Public Service Leadership summer and winter schools from 2021 to 2024.

Targeted Regeneration Investment funding

2 March 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have in principle approved the Targeted Regeneration Investment funding for a south west Wales strategic project.

Further Mathematics Support Programme

2 March 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed funding for the Further Mathematics Support Programme Wales from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Engineering Education Scheme Wales

2 March 2020

The Minister for Education has approved grant funding to Engineering Education Scheme Wales from 1 April 2020 for the full financial year 2020 to 2021.

Haven waterway Enterprise Zone

28 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to extend the boundary of the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone to include the Milford Haven Waterfront area.

Seren International 2020 summer schools

28 February 2020

The Minister for Education has approved the funding for the Seren International 2020 summer schools to Harvard.

Re-procurement of the Hwb Digital Learning Platform

28 February 2020

The Minister for Education has agreed the re-procurement of the Hwb Digital Learning Platform.

Affordable Housing

27 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the strategy ‘Re-imagining social house building in Wales: A modern methods of construction strategy for social housing.

Access to broadband

27 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed to develop further interventions to provide access to fast reliable broadband to premises across Wales.

Bwcabus in west Wales

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to provide Carmarthenshire County Council financial support in the 2020 to 2021 to maintain the existing Bwcabus service up to the end of September 2020, subject to Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire councils continuing to provide match funding for the same period.

St Athan lease

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed the grant of a 2 year lease to a charity for a building in St Athan, at the rent of a market rental value of a peppercorn of £1, which is considered a gift.

Re-appointment of independent members to Health Education and Improvement Wales

27 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has re-appointed Tina Donnelly for 4 years from 1 February 2020 until 31 January 2024, John Hill-Tout for 2 years from 1 February 2020 until 31 January 2022 and Dr Heidi Phillips for 3 years from 1 February 2020 until 31 January 2023.

Appointment to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

27 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved the appointment of Mrs Sharon Richards as Associate Member (Chair, Stakeholder Reference Group) for an initial a period of two years. 

Religious education and relationship and sexuality education in the new curriculum

27 February 2020

The Minister for Education and the First Minister have agreed that there will be no right to withdraw from religious education and relationship and sexuality education in the new curriculum.

Budget

27 February 2020

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has approved the draft 2020 to 2021 budget for laying before the Senydd.

Business support

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a project in Bridgend.

Business support

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed funding for a project in Carmarthenshire.

Legal fees

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved a budget for legal fees in respect of a legal dispute.

Borrowing approval

27 February 2020

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

Fire and rescue authorities

27 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to publish a report and associated written statement on how far fire and rescue authorities have complied with our national framework.

Leasehold disposal

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved the leasehold disposal of a property in Swansea.

Business support

27 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed Economy Futures Fund financing for a manufacturing business in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Business support

27 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism has agreed funding for a project in Newport.

Urgent Primary Care conference

25 February 2020

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to provide funding for the second annual Urgent Primary Care conference.

Local Government Settlement

25 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed the calculation and allocation of the Local Government Settlement for 2020 to 2021.

Transfer of an asset

24 February 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has approved additional budget and an amendment to contractual arrangements to assist with the transfer of an asset in Swansea.

South Wales strategic road network project

24 February 2020

The Deputy Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales has agreed to fund improvements to the duct and fibre infrastructure along the trunk road network.

Support for business

24 February 2020

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

Disposal of land

24 February 2020

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

Register of Social Landlords

24 February 2020

The Minister for Housing and Local Government has agreed to establish a criteria for the removal of an organisation from the Register of Social Landlords (RSL), where such a removal is requested by an RSL in a structured way with appropriate protection for tenants and public investment.

Business support

24 February 2020

The Minister for Economy and Transport has agreed funding for a business on the Isle of Anglesey.

Redevelopment of Edward Henry Street, Rhyl.

24 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed Targeted Regeneration Investment programme grant funding to Denbighshire County Council for the redevelopment of Edward Henry Street, Rhyl.

The Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells

24 February 2020

The Minister and Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government have agreed Targeted Regeneration Investment funding request for the purchase and redevelopment of the Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells.

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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