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.
- More Working Smarter improvements rolled out
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- 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
- 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
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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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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Education (Wales) Measure 2011
What is the purpose of the Measure?
The Measure will put in place powers and duties to make collaboration commonplace in the education system, to improve school governance and to simplify the planning of school places in Wales.
The Measure makes provision to:
- drive collaboration between local authorities, governing bodies of maintained schools and Further Education Institutions (“FEIs”);
- give local authorities a power to establish a federation of schools;
- train school governors and to improve clerking of governing bodies;
- prevent schools in the future from changing category so as to become foundation schools
What are the benefits of the Measure?
The Measure complements and supports the work currently being undertaken within the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills on the Front Line Resources Review, in that it will help to embed collaborative models of service planning and delivery and support performance improvement within the education system in Wales.
The proposals will improve school performance and are in the spirit of the School Effectiveness Framework. They address recommendations made by the Enterprise and Learning Committee’s 2009 report on the role of school governors.
How do I find out more information?
To view the approved Measure and supporting documentation, visit the National Archives.