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 »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- 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
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and 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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
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 Statement - Next Generation Broadband for Wales
On 22 June, I gave a commitment to provide a written update to Assembly Members on the progress made towards awarding a contract to ensure high speed broadband is available across Wales.
It is a Welsh Government commitment to deliver broadband to all households and businesses by 2015 through our Next Generation Broadband for Wales (NGBW) project.
The NGBW project covers the territory of each of the 22 local authorities in Wales. We are engaging with local authorities and key regional stakeholders to identify local and regional priorities that will inform the delivery of the project and lead to a national roll out plan.
The competitive process to secure a provider(s) to deliver this target began on 25 February 2011 with the publication of a Contract Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union. The deadline for the industry to respond to the advert indicating an interest in participating in the process was the end of March 2011.
We received a strong response from the industry to this advert and, in May, invited four bidders to take part in the competitive dialogue process. The process is ongoing. We are now nearing the end of initial discussions and aim to invite final bids in October.
We aim to select a preferred bidder by December 2011. Prior to contract award, State Aid clearance must be obtained from the European Commission.
We currently aim to award the contract by March 2012.
UK Government has allocated £56.9m towards next generation broadband roll out in Wales. This funding includes the £10m already announced by UK Government in February. We will now decide how to use the £56.9m to support the roll-out of broadband across the country. We will secure significant private sector investment towards this project as well as leveraging funding from the European Regional Development Fund.