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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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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Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008
What is the purpose of the Measure?
This Measure aims to strengthen protocols for good behaviour and discipline on school buses and provide free transport for more primary school children in Wales.
The main elements of the Measure are:
- Increased safety
- A common policy and legal framework across Wales
- Clarity regarding the eligibility of free or assisted school transport
- Environmental sustainability in transport arrangements.
What are the benefits of the Measure?
The Measure covers the travel of school pupils and young people in education or training aged 16-19 in Wales. The Measure increases entitlement to free transport to school for primary school children if they live two miles or further away. It requires local authorities and the Welsh Ministers, when exercising their functions under the Measure, to promote access to Welsh medium education. The Measure gives local authorities the power to change school session times if that can improve transport arrangements or environmental sustainability.
How do I find out more information?
Since the approval of the Measure, Operational Guidance has been issued to local authorities that they must take account of in their school transport arrangements from 01 April 2009, follow the Related Link for more information.
To view the approved Measure and supporting documentation, visit the Office of Public Sector Information website (external link).
For more information on the passage and scrutiny of the Measure in the National Assembly for Wales, visit the National Assembly for Wales website (external link).
To view the consultation that was undertaken on the draft legislation, prior to the proposed Measure being introduced in the National Assembly, follow the Related Link.