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
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- School term dates regulations
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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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Jobs and Skills
1. The membership of the Sub-Committee is:
First Minister (Chair)
Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
Minister for Enterprise Innovation and Networks
Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services
Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration
Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside
Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport
Other Ministers with an interest in any of the agenda items for a meeting of the Sub-Committee may attend that meeting on request. Deputy Ministers may attend meetings at the request of the Minister whom they support. This may be along with or in place of that Minister.
2. The Cabinet Sub Committee on Jobs and Skills will oversee policy approaches to the two Wales: A Better Country key priorities of "creating better jobs and skills" and "helping more people into jobs". The sub committee will consider matters relating to:
the quality, relevance and delivery of vocational education, basic and occupational skills provision, and the 14-19 agenda;
the development of measures aimed at reducing unemployment and improving economic activity rates;
the creation of jobs through inward investment, indigenous business expansion and promotion of entrepreneurship;
the consideration of issues which might arise in the short term from the mergers of Education and Learning Wales (ELWa), Welsh Development Agency, WalesTourist Board and Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACCAC) with the Assembly Government, in respect of collaborative strategic planning and delivery;
the key relationships with stakeholders such as such as employer organisations; Trade Unions; Careers Wales and Jobcentre Plus;
the review of progress and performance of the current Structural Funds programmes, including the funding of "gaps" in provision;
the strategic development of the Structural Funds programmes post 2006, in the context of the Assembly Government's priorities, and the reform of State Aids.
3. At its first meeting, the Sub-Committee will identify its priorities for action in the first year, and keep these under review.
4. The Sub-Committee will meet as required, normally monthly. Meetings will be held in private unless decided otherwise. It will report to the full Cabinet from time to time. It may involve individuals and organisations from outside the Assembly to contribute to its work as appropriate.
5. The Sub-Committee will be supported jointly by the Cabinet Unit and policy officials. The latter comprises officials at Head of Branch and Head of Division levels from the relevant policy divisions.