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Economy and Regeneration

A 21st Century Economy for all of Wales

The Welsh Government is failing on the economy and regeneration. Our prosperity is not spread evenly across Wales; too much money and too many jobs are based in limited areas of Wales and the quality of our infrastructure is holding us back.

Eluned Parrott AM at British Airways Maintenance Centre

The Welsh economy suffers from the fact that our skills levels are not high enough and our economy is not fit for the 21st Century. Welsh Liberal

Democrats in government will prioritise improving skills for everyone and making sure that we have innovative companies to compete with the best in the world.

Economic diversity will lead to greater security against economic downturn. A new Welsh economy should support all types of business, and balance large anchor companies with the SMEs, social enterprises, mutuals, and co-operatives which are the lifeblood of our economy. We need to build an economy that is based on high technology and world class innovation.

The Welsh Government has dawdled for too long and is yet to produce tangible results in regenerating our economy. The Welsh Liberal Democrats will put councils back in the driving seat for regeneration, allowing better control of how the money is spent and putting local priorities first for regeneration.

In government, the Welsh Liberal Democrats will prioritise...

Widening Access to Apprenticeships

Eluned Parrott AM, Welsh Liberal Demcorat Shadow Minister for Enterprise and Business, has authored a paper on how to encourage access to apprenticeships entitled Widening Access to Apprenticeships: Supporting positive choices in post-16 education and training.

Economy Consultation: Building a Stronger Economy

At our Spring Conference in Newport, the Welsh LibDems consulted on our new paper Building a Stronger Economy. We ask the vital question of how we can build a stronger economy for Wales, whilst also encouraging a fairer society. How can we build an economy that works for the benefit of all, that spreads the profits and that is sustainable?

If you would like to comment on this paper, please contact our Policy Team.

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