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What has devolution done for Wales part 2

Why on earth isn't the media telling the Welsh people how much they benefit from devolution?
Did you know Wales had around 3 new hospitals in 30 years and 4 new schools before devolution?
Since devolution Wales had to build 18 new hospitals and 22 new schools because of English neglect.
Did you know exports have gone up over 200% since devolution because London wasn't even trying to sell Wales abroad?

The fact is that everyone in Wales benefits from devolution one way or another.
To lose it would be a massive case of self-harm that's never been seen in the history of the Welsh nation.

It wasn't too long ago the media were all over Cardiff airport. They were calling it all sorts and even calling for its closure due to falling passenger figures.

However.

For every one of the last 33 months passenger numbers has been on the up and it is now the UKS fastest growing airport.


anyway. here is what I can find so far.


If i have missed anything let me know and i will ad it. Remember, most of these benefits are not available in England.

Gross Value Added 1997-2015
£ per head of population




Poverty: Household income
% living in households with less than 60% median household income after housing costs
















GCSE results in Wales
% of 15-year-olds reaching level 2 exam threshold







Annual trade figures for Wales
£m, 12 months to September
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  •   Imports
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Market share of exports from Wales

  •   European Union
  •   N America
  •   Asia & Oceania
  •   Middle East & N Africa
  •   Others














✔Launched plan to support ✔Announced £6m to help ✔Celebrated 1st year of ✔Sealed & Abolition of Bills ✔Named new Chief Scientific Adviser ✔Opened 2 new schools
£80m New Treatment Fund, patients are getting faster access than ever before to life changing medicines












Welsh care leavers to receive £1,600 a month in basic income pilot



Classrooms to get £6m anti-Covid air technology




New scheme to help people in Wales build their own home

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Launch of exciting new initiative to boost nature ‘on your doorstep’

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Contract awarded for £29m A55 Tai’r Meibion scheme – as North Wales transport improvements continue

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Mental health support and staff pay rise among £23m increase in further education spending in Wales

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£24 million funding boost to accelerate new house building in Wales
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First Minister establishes emergency funding relief scheme
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NDEC cyber centre injects £1m into Ebbw Vale area

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100 new steel jobs created in Risca

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Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

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Low income scheme: help with NHS health costs

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Why do technology start-ups choose Wales?

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Wales leading the way in europe for recycling. 

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Pageant media creates 60 graduate level jobs with Welsh Government support

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£24 million funding boost to accelerate new house building in Wales

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Sixty-two Enterprise Zone businesses receive almost £1.2 million of Business Rates support

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Cash boost to help charities train budding volunteers

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Wales set for biggest investment in infrastructure since devolution

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Animal Welfare Act in Wales: 2007

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Five brand new primary schools announced for Powys

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£13 million 'super-school' agreed for Welshpool

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Child burial and cremation fees scrapped in Wales

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Since devolution, household income in Wales  has risen faster than the UK average
In a statement, it said: "Since devolution, household income in Wales - the measure of how much households have to spend - has risen faster than the UK average; employment in Wales has significantly outperformed the UK; inward investment has increased by 200%; exports have risen by nearly 105% compared to 79% for the UK; average full-time earnings in Wales have kept pace with the UK and the latest wealth and assets survey shows that Wales has the fourth-highest total median wealth per household in Great Britain."

Care savings limit in Wales is raised to £40,000

Wales 'leading way' tackling homeless, expert says

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Teachers in Wales to get a 3.7% pay rise

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Wales ‘led the way’ in providing IT and online learning to pupils at home throughout the pandemic

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50 online learning logins a second and other ways that show how Wales is ‘leading the way’ in digital services to support remote learning


Swansea’s Brother Engineering gets green light to supply NHS in Wales

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Wales Continues to Outperform the Rest of the UK as Unemployment Continues to Fall



Wales leads the way in earlier diagnosis of liver disease

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People will only have to pay the full cost of their own residential care if they have more than £40,000 in savings and assets after the limit was raised.
Welsh ministers have increased the capital limit by £10,000 - a year ago it went up from £24,000 to £30,000.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-43668877?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Wales had around 3 new hospitals in 30 years and 4 new schools before devolution.
Since devolution wales had to build 18 new hospitals and 22 new schools because of Westminster neglect. 

18 new hospitals including......

New Kidney Transplant Unit, PET scanners and Women’s Unit at UHW

New Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre.

Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales



















Neath Port Talbot Hospital




Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr














The Grange University Hospital 



Hafan y Coed, a new mental health facility at University Hospital Llandough

Barry Hospital

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

The establishment of the Swansea Medical School

Neath Port Talbot super school
Bro Tefi, the new Super School in Llandysul

Aberdare Community School

Ebbw Vale Learning Zone ...

Half a billion to improve current Welsh schools
The biggest investment in school buildings ever.

Thousands of more teachers and teaching assistants.

new Church in Wales Primary School has opened in Welshpool.

North Wales exhibition centre in Colwyn Bay

banning of smoking in public places

The Transport (Wales) Bill

The Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill

The Draft Tourism Accommodation Registration (Wales) Bill.

The LGBT staff network.

Free bus travel for pensioners.

The new Porth/Rhondda Fach Relief Road .

Leading the way in having an Older People’s Commissioner and Children’s Commissioner.

The £48m ProAct scheme to provide funding for employers facing difficulties in the
recession and thus safeguarding jobs in Wales.

The much-appreciated passenger railway line between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale

Establishment of Farming Connect, an integrated advice service for farmers.

The provision of free school milk for key stage one students in Wales.

A more open and transparent democracy.

Better access to the politicians who are making decisions and a better opportunity to influence the outcome of ministerial deliberations

Thousands of more modern apprenticeships

Funding for eco-schools.

Reduction in use of plastic bags.

More Blue Flag beaches making wales one of Europe's leaders.

Europes leader in recycling.
Investment in renewable energy and recycling.

Grants for insulation and new boilers

The passing of the motion that ensured Welsh students did not pay top-up fees.

The establishment of a new child-centred approach to early years education, particularly Foundation
Phase.

Advances in education including the 14 to 19 Pathways, Foundation Phase and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Devolution has had a positive impact which has resulted in Wales and its people grow in confidence.

Achievement and use of European Structural Funds.

Recognised the full effects of domestic violence and worked with voluntary organisations to support those threatened by it

Provision of free services such as prescriptions travels for older people and school breakfasts for primary school children.

record levels of investment in public services

free museums and free breakfasts

free prescriptions

Equal representation of men and women

Reducing class sizes

The launch of a mortgage rescue scheme to help people faced with losing their homes

Giving the opportunity for people to use Welsh or English in their daily lives

Taking the market out of health care

Better access and more help for good causes and charities, for example, the extra £2m for
the Aberfan Memorial Charity and the Aberfan Education Charity

Securing the extra billions of investment from the European Union, through the Objective
One and convergence funding programs.

Record investment in former industrial areas

Tackling social exclusion

It has been able to establish and support important national institutions such as the Millennium Centre and National Botanic Gardens

free swimming for young people, over-60s and disabled people

create a footpath right around the Welsh coastline is opening up our beautiful coast to all.

Educational Maintenance Allowance kept for young people in Wales– scrapped in England

Welsh Jobs Fund promised to create 4,000 jobs for young people

did I mention exports up by over 200%? another sign of Westminister neglect.







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