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.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- 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
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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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 highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report which provides labour market data for UK countries and regions and also for local areas.
For Wales, the APS consists of a sample of about 16,000 households every year.
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 66.5 per cent, whilst that for East Wales was 69.6 per cent (Wales: 67.7 per cent, UK: 71.0 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 1.5 percentage points on 2001 but in East Wales it was down 1.2 percentage points (Wales up 0.5 percentage points on 2001 whilst the UK was down 1.3 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Monmouthshire (75.3 per cent), Wrexham and Powys (both 74.2 per cent). The lowest rates were in Blaenau Gwent (59.1 per cent) and Ceredigion (62.3 per cent).
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