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 »
Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
A £24m European-backed programme to transform five railway stations across Wales has been announced by Transport Minister, Edwina Hart.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- 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
An annual report on average gross weekly earnings in the UK down to Local Authority level.
- Mean gross weekly earnings for full-time adults in Wales were £520.7 in April 2012, 85.8 per cent of the average for the UK as a whole (£607.1). Mean gross weekly earnings in Wales increased by 0.9 per cent between 2011 and 2012, compared to 0.7 per cent increase across the UK as a whole. The percentage increase in Wales was the eighth highest out of the devolved countries and regions.
- Median gross weekly earnings for full-time adults in Wales were £452.6 in April 2012, 89.5 per cent of the average for the UK as a whole (£505.9). Median gross weekly earnings in Wales increased by 0.3 per cent between 2011 and 2012, compared to a 1.5 per cent increase across the UK as a whole. The percentage increase in Wales was the smallest out of the devolved countries and regions.
- Relative to the UK mean gross weekly earnings were the same in 2012 as they were in 2001 (85.8 per cent). Relative to the UK median gross weekly earnings were lower in 2011 (89.5 per cent) than they were in 2001 (90.8 per cent).
- Wales had the lowest mean and the lowest median weekly full-time earnings in the UK in 2012.
- Average (mean) full-time hourly earnings for women in Wales in April 2012 were 92.1 per cent of the average for men. This percentage was above that for the UK as a whole (85.2 per cent) and second smallest after Northern Ireland amongst the UK countries and English regions.
- Average (mean) part-time hourly earnings for women in Wales in April 2012 were 104.7 per cent of the average for men (i.e female part-time pay was higher than male part-time pay). This percentage was above that for the UK as a whole (92.1 per cent) and the second smallest after Northern Ireland amongst the UK countries and English regions.
- The gender pay gap on a full-time basis decreased between 2011 and 2012 in Wales and the UK. In Wales the gap has decreased by 0.2 percentage points and in the UK it narrowed by 1.0 percentage points. The part time gap in Wales narrowed by 6.5 percentage points and in the UK it narrowed by 2.1 percentage points [NB: the part time pay gap below the UK level can be volatile].
- Mean full-time earnings for those living in Wales increased by 1.0 per cent (to £530.5) over the year. The level in 2012 was 87.4 per cent of the UK average. Using the median measure, earnings for those in Wales decreased slightly (to £455.0) over the year (89.9 per cent of the UK average).
- On a workplace basis, between April 2011 and April 2012, average (mean) gross weekly earnings for full-time adults in West Wales and the Valleys increased by 0.6 per cent whilst East Wales increased by 1.1 per cent, the increase for East Wales was above the increase for both Wales and the UK.
- The area of Cardiff, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan had the highest mean workplace earnings in Wales for 2012 at £559.2, the lowest workplace earnings were in the area of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire at £481.4.
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