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 »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- 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
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and 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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Jobs Growth Wales
The Jobs Growth Wales programme commenced in April 2012 and will create 4,000 jobs a year for job ready young people throughout Wales.
The programme caters for young people that are job ready but have had difficulty securing employment. The Jobs Growth Wales programme provides unemployed young people aged 16-24, with a job opportunity for a six month period paid at national minimum wage. Participants will be paid at or above the national minimum wage for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
Young people will be employed for the duration of the programme and the jobs created must be additional to, and not replace, positions that would otherwise be filled.
The ambition for the programme is that all of the job opportunities will be sustained by the host employer after the 6 months has completed.
All job vacancies are advertised through the ‘Jobs Growth Wales Live’ system on the Careers Wales website (external link).
The programme offers opportunities in the following areas.
This is where the majority of the jobs will be created. We will be supporting all aspects of the private sector from small and medium enterprises (SME) to the larger regionally important and anchor companies in Wales, to identify recruitment needs and match those employment opportunities with young people seeking work.
For further information please visit ‘Private sector’.
We will deliver a specific strand of support to assist micro-businesses to recruit their first employee. In doing so, we will build on, and enhance, existing and planned packages of business support delivered through the Department for Economy, Science and Transport.
For further information on this element please visit ‘Support for micro-businesses’.
We will be supporting community-based job opportunities for young people in Wales who require a more intensive support in the work place.
We will be extending the existing Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s intermediate labour market pilot scheme (external link), which is already proving successful in helping many young people who require more intensive support to reap the benefits from work experience opportunities.
For further information please visit ‘Voluntary sector’.
Support for young people to enter self-employment
We will deliver a specific strand of support to help young people to enter self-employment. In doing so, we will build on, and enhance, existing and planned packages of business support delivered through the Department for Economy, Science and Transport. Young people can receive a bursary of £6,000.
For further information on this element please visit ‘Support for young people to enter self-employment’.
Enhanced support package for graduates
We will add value to the existing GO Wales programme (external link), extending work experience opportunities for unemployed graduates, many of whom identify a lack of credible work experience as their most significant barrier to employment.
For further information please visit ‘Enhanced support package for graduates’.