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Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

Monday 18th October 2021

Economy minister tells of ‘significant challenge’ of retaining and attracting talent to support country’s economy

The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young people to remain in their homeland amid growing concerns that the percentage of working-age citizens is dropping to worryingly low levels.

Ministers fear that unless the “brain drain” is stopped – and more talented people can be tempted in – within a few decades the country may struggle to pay the bills to look after its ageing population.

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