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“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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About this topic
Our vision is for a strong economy that will enable businesses to create jobs and continue economic growth.
The main influences on the Welsh economy in the short to medium term are the state of the global economy and the monetary and fiscal policy set by the UK Government. These are not issues solely for the Welsh Government and will require the business community, our social partners and other delivery bodies to work together.
Aims and commitments
Jobs and the economy are our over-riding priorities. Our Programme for Government commitments include investing in infrastructure, innovation and improving the business environment. Some of the ways we will achieve this are:
- Build on the relationship the Welsh Government has with the business community and our social partners to create the flexible framework and conditions needed for companies and businesses to thrive and grow.
- Support high performing, quality companies in all those parts of the economy which can create employment, wealth and a sustainable Wales.
- Expect any business seeking Welsh Government support, including public procurement contracts, to sign up to our principles of corporate social responsibility, with a commitment to sustainable development, training and good employment practice.
- Build strong links with our anchor companies and develop strategic, mutually, supportive/beneficial relationships with these key companies, embedding them in the Welsh economy through developing close links with our further and higher educational institutions and maximising supply chain opportunities.
- Review what entrepreneurial support is needed by small firms with real potential to thrive and grow, and how we can embed an entrepreneurial culture in Wales.
- Ensure that the mutual and cooperative sector has access to appropriate and robust business advice and that the Ministerial lead will be in the Economy Department.
- Seek to ensure that all residential premises and all businesses in Wales will have access to Next Generation Broadband by 2015, with the ambition that 50 per cent or more have access to 100Mbps.
The lead civil servant for the Department is James Price. Staff are based at a hub office in Treforest as well as other locations across Wales including Llandudno and Swansea.