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 »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
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- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
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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
Written - 2009 – 10 Annual Substance Misuse Progress Report
The Welsh Assembly published a 10 year strategy “Working Together to Reduce Harm” to tackle substance misuse in Wales in October 2008.
During the time that I was Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration I was committed to tackling the problems associated with substance misuse in Wales. The NHS, working alongside the voluntary sector and other partner agencies, clearly have a key role to play in this agenda. Therefore, as Minister for Health and Social Services, I have been keen to support Dr Gibbons in the important work he took forward on this agenda, whilst he was Minister for Social Justice and Local Government. In particularly, I was concerned to ensure that the arrangement for the new Local Health Boards would enable them to play their full part in tackling this agenda.
Following the recent changes in Ministerial portfolios, the lead responsibility for the substance misuse agenda now rests with me as Minister for Health and Social Services. My key objective now is to strengthen the leadership role of NHS bodies and Public Health Wales in the substance misuse agenda and their links with the other Responsible Authorities of Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), who continue to have the statutory responsibility for tackling substance misuse at the local level. I see this as particularly important in tackling the growing problem and impact of alcohol misuse in Wales.
Tackling substance misuse continues to be a key priority for the Welsh Assembly Government and this is demonstrated clearly by the additional £5.9 million resources put into the Substance Misuse Action Fund for next year. To ensure that we continue to make the necessary links across Government, the officials with lead responsibility for this agenda will remain part of the Social Justice and Local Government Department. They will continue to work closely with colleagues in my Department and the Department of Children and Life Long Learning as well as partner agencies.
This is an agenda upon which we will never be able to tick a box saying “job done”. Many challenges remain. Dealing with the increasing problems from the misuse of alcohol in particular, poses a significant challenge, but I am determined to continue to press the UK Government to strengthen the legislative framework on the pricing and availability of alcohol. Continuing to improve the access to quality treatment services for some of the most vulnerable in our community, against a growing demand will be difficult. However, the additional resources for children and young people’s services, along with the increase to the capital budget will enable us to make further headway. Most importantly, we continue to have significant commitment from partners to work with us to deliver our strategy.
The attached report provides the first summary of progress made to implement the new strategy and sets out the detail of how the Welsh Assembly Government is delivering on many of the key actions contained in the three year implementation plan.