March, 2018


New employability plan aims to tackle unemployment and economic inactivity

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Eliminating the gap in unemployment and economic inactivity rates between Wales and the UK average within ten years; reducing the number of people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training; (NEET); increasing the number of disabled people in work;... (Continue reading)

UK joins world-leading research programme to help develop medicines of the future


The UK yesterday(Monday 19 March) signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention in Berlin, Germany. The UK will be at the forefront of the fight against life-threatening diseases after confirming that it signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL)... (Continue reading)

£67 million boost for a Full Fibre future

Philip Hammond

Scheme will provide “gold standard” connectivity ahead of 5G roll out. Tens of thousands of businesses and homes across the UK are set to benefit from a £67 million investment in faster internet connections, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on... (Continue reading)

Economy Secretary announces Digital Innovation Review

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New plans aimed at ensuring Wales is best placed to respond to, and benefit from, the next phase of digital innovation have been announced by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates. The Economy Secretary, working with the Cabinet Secretary for Education, the... (Continue reading)

Promoting Scotland’s interests

Fiona Hyslop

The Scottish Government is taking steps to build stronger connections with France – Scotland’s third largest export market and a significant cultural partner. That was the message from Culture and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop, as she undertook a series... (Continue reading)

Government announces major programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment

Theresa May

PM announces £90 million programme to help tackle inequalities in youth unemployment highlighted by the Race Disparity Audit’s website. Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative new programme to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment and... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day

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More than 1,770 schools set to benefit from £26 million to boost breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas. More children across the country will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day, thanks to an... (Continue reading)

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Investing in housing and local communities

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Cardiff Council’s business plan for delivering housing services over the next year has been approved by Cabinet today (March 16th). The Council’s annual Housing Revenue Account business plan for 2018/19 sets out the authority’s purpose and vision as a social... (Continue reading)

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Funding secured for A545 improvements in Anglesey

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Action is being taken to improve the A545 in Beaumaris which has been affected by severe weather conditions in recent years, Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced (March 16th). The Welsh Government is providing £75,000 alongside £60,000 investment by Beaumaris... (Continue reading)

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‘Rocketing to success’ – Space Industry Act to unlock billions for the UK economy

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Government plans to add billions of pounds to the UK economy and create hundreds of high-skilled jobs by unlocking opportunities in the new space age (March 16th). Sam Gyimah announces 8 ground-breaking satellite projects that will transform society, including improving... (Continue reading)

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