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Alun Cairns reflects on Wales’ progress ahead of St David’s Day announcement

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Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns gave a speech at the ACCA Business Breakfast

Today (27 February) Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns gave a speech at the ACCA Business Breakfast – in which he emphasised the importance of the economic recovery felt across Wales.

The Minister highlighted the importance of St David’s Day – marking it as a defining feature of our history and culture while also a symbol of our future.

The economy is at the heart of the Coalition Government and the long term economic plan is now starting to bear real fruit for Wales.

The Minister thanked the Private Sector for being a crucial part of this by creating 100,000 jobs in Wales.

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns said:

I believe that we have made great progress in Wales – our long term economic plan is showing real results.

We are seeing these jobs being created in new high tech sectors as our economy rebalances.

And you have a government that is supporting your growth ambitions by deregulating, cutting the burden of taxation and investing in the infrastructure you need to compete and grow.