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The Welsh Government implements policies across a wide range of areas such as agriculture, economic development, education, the health service, transport, social services, tourism, planning and sport.


Journey’s End arrives in Wales for premiere

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:19 GMT2017-11-23T11:00:19Z

Journey’s End, a poignant feature film shot in Wales and based on the classic play by R. C. Sherriff, will premiere at a Wales Screen / BAFTA Cymru special preview in Cardiff today.

Cancer services in Wales continue to improve

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:00:52 GMT2017-11-23T06:00:52Z

The NHS in Wales is diagnosing and treating more patients for cancer within target time than ever before.

Mark Drakeford responds to the UK government’s Autumn Budget

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:10:02 GMT2017-11-22T12:10:02Z

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has responded to the Autumn Budget saying it provides no significant boost for hard-pressed public services.

Awards for the best in the Tourism industry

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:25 GMT2017-11-22T12:00:25Z

The National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018 have opened for nominations today.

Child burial fees will no longer apply in Wales

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:45:02 GMT2017-11-22T10:45:02Z

A Wales-wide agreement has been reached to scrap burial and cremation fees for children, First Minister Carwyn Jones will announce today at the WLGA’s Autumn Seminar

Appointment to the Education Workforce Council

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:02:00 GMT2017-11-22T08:02:00Z

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, announced Clare Jones’ appointment to the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

UK government must commit to key Welsh infrastructure projects and future investment – Mark Drakeford

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:26:41 GMT2017-11-21T15:26:41Z

The Welsh Government is urging the UK government to commit to key infrastructure projects in Wales and provide clarity about future investments.  

Cadw to remain in Government as it builds on record year

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:15:25 GMT2017-11-21T15:15:25Z

The Welsh Government’s historic environment service Cadw will remain part of Welsh Government for the foreseeable future, Culture Minister Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas confirmed today.

Welsh Government supports White Ribbon Day

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:58:58 GMT2017-11-21T11:58:58Z

The Welsh Government will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day.

Pre-application community consultation: best practice guidance for developers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:45:14 GMT2017-11-21T11:45:14Z

This guidance highlights best practice in undertaking pre-application engagement.

"Physical punishment has no place in a modern and progressive Wales” – Huw Irranca-Davies

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:45:10 GMT2017-11-20T15:45:10Z

The physical punishment of children has no place in a modern and progressive Wales, Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies said today.

New Routes to Showcase the Best of Wales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:15:25 GMT2017-11-20T10:15:25Z

A new international campaign to attract more overseas visitors to Wales was warmly received by international tour operators following the launch at the World Travel Market this month.

Digital company secures £2m in export orders

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:19 GMT2017-11-20T09:00:19Z

Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has congratulated Cardiff based digital company Object Matrix on securing over £2 million in export orders from countries including Brazil, USA, Sweden and Colombia.

Health Secretary hails success of Welsh Government campaign as all GP training places filled

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:06:37 GMT2017-11-20T06:06:37Z

It follows the launch of an international and UK-wide campaign to promote Wales as an excellent place for doctors - including GPs - to train, work and live.

Minister praises work of Wales’ environmental groups

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 GMT2017-11-20T00:01:00Z

Ahead of her first official engagement, Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn has spoken about her commitment to work with environmental organisations across Wales.

Further calls for devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:01:25 GMT2017-11-19T00:01:25Z

The First Minister of Wales has again written to the Prime Minister, with the support of prominent business leaders, urging the UK Government to devolve Air Passenger Duty (APD) to Wales.

Welsh businesses on course to benefit from Heathrow development as expansion programme gathers pace

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:00:19 GMT2017-11-18T09:00:19Z

Welsh companies will have every opportunity to benefit from the construction of Heathrow’s third runway, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has pledged.

Minister champions Welsh skills talent at national Skills Shows 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:19:14 GMT2017-11-17T14:19:14Z

Minister champions Welsh skills talent at national Skills Shows 2017

Planning call in decisions updated - 17 November

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:36:13 GMT2017-11-17T11:36:13Z

Updated information on the status of planning decisions, including call in requests, called in applications and recovered appeals is now available.

Packaging company creates 250 jobs in Wrexham

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:19 GMT2017-11-17T09:00:19Z

Hotpack Packaging LLC, a Dubai based packaging company, is expanding its operation into Wrexham with the creation of more than 250 jobs.

Small and rural schools set to benefit from £2.5m funding – Kirsty Williams

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:02:00 GMT2017-11-17T08:02:00Z

Pupils across Wales are set to benefit from a new £2.5 million Welsh Government small and rural schools grant it was announced today (Friday 17th November).

European politicians in Wales to talk Brexit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:46:47 GMT2017-11-16T16:46:47Z

Brexit and Wales’ relationship with Europe will be top of the agenda when politicians from across the continent meet.

#TalkValleys comes to Ebbw Vale

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:58:59 GMT2017-10-02T09:58:59Z

Good-quality jobs, better public services and strong local communities in the Valleys were on the agenda at the latest Valleys Taskforce meeting in Ebbw Vale on Monday.