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
An annual report which summarises information on the number of VAT/PAYE registered enterprise births and deaths and the stock of VAT/PAYE registered enterprises.
- There were 8,270 enterprise births in Wales during 2012, which is a rate(1) of 9.4 per cent. This was the second lowest rate out of the twelve UK countries and regions (ahead of Northern Ireland). The UK birth rate was 11.4 per cent.
- There were 9,010 enterprise deaths in Wales during 2012, which is a rate(1) of 10.2 per cent. This was the third lowest rate of the twelve UK countries and regions (with London the highest at 11.7 per cent). The UK death rate was 10.7 per cent.
- The total number of enterprises active in Wales during 2012 was 87,985. This includes only those enterprises which are headquartered in Wales.
- The 5 year survival rate for enterprises born in 2007 and still active in 2012 for Wales was 44 per cent, slightly below the UK survival rate of 45 per cent. The highest 5 year survival rate was in the South West (48 per cent), whilst the lowest was in London (42 per cent).
- The 1 year survival rate for enterprises born in 2011 and still active in 2012 for Wales was 94 per cent, above the UK survival rate of 93 per cent. The lowest survival rate was in Northern Ireland (90 per cent) whilst Wales was the highest.
(1) Rates calculated as percentage of stock.
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