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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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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 »
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Written - Wales Millennium Centre
On 7 November I announced in plenary that the Assembly Government had decided that additional funding would be provided to the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) to secure its financial stability. The purpose of this statement is to update Members on progress achieved since that date.
The Welsh Assembly Government made two payments to the WMC at the end of November. On Wednesday 21 November a payment of £1m was made to WMC. This was the first tranche of the £3.7m which the Welsh Assembly Government agreed to provide the Centre in the period up to 1 April 2009. The payment was intended to minimise the Centre’s borrowing requirements.
The payment of this money was subject to a number of conditions including the development of a new funding agreement, which will include new key performance indicators and commercial targets, as well as a review of the Centre's governance arrangements.
On Friday 23 November the Assembly Government provided a grant to WMC to enable it to pay off its £13.5m commercial loan with HSBC. WMC has now paid off the loan and the Welsh Assembly Government has been released from the guarantee it had provided in relation to the loan.
Assembly Government officials are now working to develop a revised funding agreement and a methodology for a review of the WMC's governance arrangements. Work is also underway with the Arts Council of Wales to produce a new cultural vision encompassing all of the organisations resident at the WMC.