£1.6m Boost for the Welsh Language

The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced plans to strengthen the Welsh language over the next two years.

A total of 1.6 million pounds is to be spent on measures to promote and maintain the language, including support for Welsh language businesses and a pilot scheme to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) provide services in Welsh.

The plans come after analysis from the last census, where figures showed the number of Welsh speakers in Wales has fallen dramatically since 2001.

Mr Jones assured assembly members that the plans are the basis for other schemes and initiatives across Wales in the near future.

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