Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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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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Pathways to Apprenticeships
The scheme enables participants to undertake a course of training which will equip them with the underpinning knowledge and skills normally acquired through apprenticeship training in employment.
The Pathways to Apprenticeship programme was set up as a result of the economic downturn. It ensures that young people are able to access high quality skills training in the absence of apprenticeship opportunities being offered through employment.
The project will support young people to make a successful transition into employment through an intensive one year intervention. It will fast track young people to a level 2 qualification thereby positioning them for progression onto a full apprenticeship.
The project offers young people the opportunity to develop valuable employment related skills within a further education framework set by the relevant sector skills council. This is so they are ideally placed to take up an apprenticeship once employers begin to recruit again.
There are 2000 places available on the programme and six sector skills councils have developed programmes of qualifications to meet their industry requirements:
- SEMTA (engineering)
- Lantra (environment and land-based)
- E-Skills (business and information technology)
- Construction Skills (construction)
- People 1st (hospitality)
- Skills Active (Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being)
- Summit Skills (plumbing, domestic heating and ventiliation) and
- IMI (vehicle maintenance and repair).
Work experience will be included for participants so that they have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of employment practice. Participants will also receive a training allowance of £30 a week (non means tested) plus bonuses, and the tools and equipment (value of £200) needed for their chosen occupation.
Learners between 16 and 24 will be eligible for the programme.
Information on Programme Targets will be made available shortly.
For information contact:
Business Skills Hotline on 0845 6066160
This project part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.