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Consultation into Public Service Staff Commission opens
Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews AM is putting workforce matters at the centre of the public service reform agenda
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- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Public Services Staff Commission
- The development of an energy efficiency strategy for Wales
- Early Years Outcomes Framework
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings) (Wales) Regulations
- Smoke-free private vehicles carrying children
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The APS combines the boosted samples of the Labour Force Survey and provides rolling four-quarter labour market data for UK countries and regions and also for local areas. For Wales, the APS consists of a sample of about 18,000 households every year.
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 68.3 per cent, whilst that for East Wales was 71.5 per cent (Wales: 69.5 per cent, UK: 71.9 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 3.3 percentage points on 2001 compared to a 0.6 percentage point increase for East Wales (Wales up 2.4 percentage points and UK down 0.3 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Powys (76.7 per cent), Monmouthshire (74.6 per cent) and Wrexham (73.9 per cent). The lowest rates were in Ceredigion (63.4 per cent) and Blaenau Gwent (63.7 per cent).
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.
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