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
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and Positive planning: proposals to reform the planning system in Wales
- Delivering Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry 2014-2020
- Further review of the exceptions to regulations regarding the maximum length of fishing boats in the 0-6 nautical mile zone
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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In this section
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 »
- Statistics & Research
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Welsh Government Civil Service
In this section you can find out about what we do, how we approach our work, and how we manage our organisation.
Who we are
The Welsh Government civil service has come a very long way since devolution in 1999. It has grown from a government department serving a Secretary of State in Westminster, into an organisation of approximately 5,590 employees serving Welsh Ministers based in Cardiff Bay from offices throughout Wales.
As an organisation, we put the principles of sustainable development at our heart. In Wales, sustainable development means enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities, achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations. These principles guide the long term decisions we make that affect the communities people live in, the education and jobs they have access to, and the sort of society they grow up in.
The work we do
Our people work in over 25 different professions. We provide Welsh Ministers with the wide range of expertise required for effective legislation and policy making, and developing and delivering public services. We work closely with local government, the third sector and a range of other organisations in Wales. We also work with UK Government Departments in Whitehall to join up our work and share expertise.
Our work influences most aspects of public life in Wales, from transport to healthcare, tourism to education.
Our offices are based in the communities we serve across Wales. Between 2006 and 2010, we opened major new offices in Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction as part of a building programme designed to bring our work closer to the people of Wales. Over the same period we have rationalised our estate to get the best value from the buildings we use.
We are committed to ensuring that our offices are energy efficient and help us hit carbon reduction targets. For more information on our achievements so far and plans for the future, read our State of the Estate Report 09/10.