Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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The future of devolution in Wales
The Silk Commission was established by the UK Government in October 2011 to review the financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales. Its 1st report (November 2012) deals with the Assembly’s financial powers. The 2nd report (March 2014), addresses the Assembly’s non-financial powers and has 61 recommendations.
The recommendations include:
- a new Government of Wales Act with the introduction of a reserved powers model of devolution by 2021
- enhanced powers in areas such as water, transport, energy and elections
- new powers over policing and youth justice
- improved inter-governmental relations.
The Welsh Government supports the direction of the Report which provides a sound basis for the evolutionary reform of the devolution settlement.
The Welsh Government’s response to the Silk Commission’s 2nd report was published on 1st July 2014.
For further information visit the Commission on Devolution in Wales (external link).