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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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
UK Parliamentary Bills
Bills for the forthcoming session are published in draft in the late spring/early summer. The formal announcement of the forthcoming session’s legislative programme is made by HM The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.
A Bill can contain proposals for a new law to apply to England and Wales, and for cases where areas of policy have not been devolved this is always the case.
A Bill may also present the opportunity to implement Welsh policies. If agreed with the UK Government, Bills can make different provision for Wales in areas which have been devolved. In simple terms, this can mean:
- new functions/or transfer of existing functions to the Welsh Ministers; or,
- direct provision applicable in Wales on the face of the Bill.
A combination of these options is also possible. It may also be necessary or desired (due to differences in current policy or practice) to preserve the status quo in Wales and in these cases saving provisions in Bills are used to do this.
There are many stages that a Bill has to pass through in both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law. The official record of the debates on these Bills as they are scrutinised by both Houses of Parliament is produced by Hansard. For more information visit the Parliament website.