Welsh Government News

New fund to support unpaid carers in Wales

Unpaid carers in Wales will benefit from a support scheme helping them to buy essential items during the cost-of-living crisis. Eligibility for the grants is not linked to Carers Allowance, pensions or other benefits.

Banning energy drinks for under-16s among new ideas to reduce obesity

Banning the sale of energy drinks for under-16s and limiting hot food takeaways near schools are among new ideas to improve the health of young people and stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales.

£4m to help people with soaring fuel costs

Some of the most vulnerable households in Wales will receive further help with soaring energy bills, as Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt launches a £4m fuel voucher scheme.

New stats: Wales is on track for climate targets

Wales expects to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is moving in the right direction to avoid dangerous global warming.

Update on Homes for Ukraine scheme

Following the people of Wales’ incredibly positive response to the Welsh Government’s Super Sponsor scheme, which has resulted in over 2000 visas being issued to date, Ministers have announced a temporary operational pause on new applications during June.

Ministers outline the aims for Wales to become an anti-racist nation

Ministers have published the ‘Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan’ to tackle systemic and institutionalised racism.

Wallpaper that heats homes among innovative projects trialled in Wales

A social housing development in Tredegar is being heated by wallpaper as part of a trial exploring affordable alternatives to radiators and heat pumps to keep residents warm.

New flagship programme to help more people into work with “support as unique as you”

The programme will provide personalised support to people who are not currently in education, training or employment to find and stay in work.

Urdd Youth Theatre to return to the limelight

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced new funding to support the re-launch of the Urdd’s national youth theatre, Cwmni Theatr Ieuenctid Cymru.

Broadband schemes receive £9 million funding boost

Broadband schemes throughout Wales will receive more than £9 million worth of funding to help them deliver fast and reliable broadband to communities that need it, thanks to the Welsh Government’s Local Broadband Fund.

Escalation status of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Targeted intervention measures for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will be extended to include services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, the Health Minister Eluned Morgan has announced.

Suspended flights between Anglesey and Cardiff will not resume

The publicly funded air service between Cardiff and Anglesey will not resume after a two-year suspension.

Appointment of Chair and new member to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has announced the appointments of Frances Duffy as Chair and Beverley Smith as member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

Supporting Swansea entrepreneurs and accommodation developments

Welsh Government funding is helping local entrepreneurs develop new, high-quality accommodation in Swansea and Mumbles.