Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Annual Report On The Business And Environment Action Plan For Wales
The Business and Environment Action Plan for Wales was launched at the end of February 2003. It derives directly from the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development duty, our working in partnership objectives and the strategic vision for business and the environment as described in the “Setting a Fresh Direction” chapter of “A Winning Wales”.
When I launched the plan in Plenary, I stated that an annual report is automatically scheduled into action plans like this one, and I am therefore very pleased to publish the first of these reports produced in consultation with the steering group set up to implement the plan.
The report clearly illustrates the tangible achievements made in this first year by delivery partners and other agents within the resources management focus of the plan. Furthermore, the quality and range of activities detailed in the “work in progress” section is a very good indication of further significant benefits to businesses to assist in their take-up of environmental best practice.
An important strategic influence will be provided by the newly formed Expert Panel on Resources Management which will be influential in providing strategic direction and defining the next phase of the action plan’s focus.
Hence, the scope and impact of the plan will no doubt increase over the coming years and it is already an integral part of the Assembly Government’s core policy and strategies. Consequently, it has a part to play in achieving key aspects of our strategic vision in “Wales: A Better Country”. In particular, it has a clear delivery role in the recently updated National Assembly sustainable development scheme “Starting to Live Differently” and the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development draft action plan. The Business and Environment Action Plan also features in the “Wise about Waste” and “A Winning Wales” strategies.
A bilingual annual report accompanies this statement on the Cabinet Statement website.