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 »
“Draft Wales Bill an important step forward” – Jane Hutt
Finance Minister Jane Hutt today welcomed the publication of the draft Wales Bill and said it was an important step forward towards Wales acquiring new financial powers.
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- “Draft Wales Bill an important step forward” – Jane Hutt
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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 Statement - Green Investment Bank
This statement updates Members on the Welsh Government’s bid to host the Green Investment Bank (GIB).
The UK Government announced yesterday (8 March 2012) that the headquarters of the GIB should be in Edinburgh, with the GIB’s transaction team and project financing team based, initially, in a London office.
I am naturally disappointed that the bid we made to the UK Government to locate the GIB in Cardiff has been unsuccessful. On behalf of the Welsh Government and Cardiff, my Financial and Professional Services Sector Panel prepared a robust bid submission. There was strong competition to host the GIB, with 32 separate bids. Once we have received feedback from the UK Government, I will of course review this with the Sector Chair.
We will continue to do all we can to seek opportunities for profitable growth in the Financial and Professional Services sector in Wales, including progressing plans to designate the Cardiff Business District as the UK's only financial services Enterprise Zone. To that end, we will focus our energies to help Welsh businesses to benefit from the larger job opportunities that will arise from the “Green Deal”.
The Green Deal will provide green loans for energy saving technologies and has the potential to generate many more jobs than the 50-70 being created by the GIB. A number of Welsh based companies have been alerted to the future Green Deal opportunities and are well placed to support the planned Green Deal initiative.