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 »
“Draft Wales Bill an important step forward” – Jane Hutt
Finance Minister Jane Hutt today welcomed the publication of the draft Wales Bill and said it was an important step forward towards Wales acquiring new financial powers.
- Welsh Government supports £7.5million investment in Ceredigion that will create 200 jobs
- New Common Agricultural Policy: Minister makes first in series of important decisions for Wales
- “Draft Wales Bill an important step forward” – Jane Hutt
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Public consultation on legislative changes affecting ambulance services in Wales
- Assisted Areas in Great Britain 2014-2020 - Stage 2
- Changes to the Glass Packaging Recycling Target to 2017
- Our Qualifications - Our Future: Consultation on proposals to establish a new qualifications body for Wales
- The Public Service Workforce
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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 includes details of the levels of average band D council tax by local authority.
- Average band D council tax for Wales for 2013-14 is £1,226. This includes £1,000 for county councils, £199 for police and £27 for community councils. Figures for billing authorities, including the police elements, vary from £974 in Pembrokeshire to £1,526 in Blaenau Gwent.
- County council increases in band D council tax for 2013-14 average £29 or 2.9%. Police increases average £9 or 4.8%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £38 or 3.2%.
- Vale of Glamorgan has the largest band D percentage increase (including community council and police elements) of 5.0%. Monmouthshire has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 0.6%.
- In England, around 59% of authorities are estimated to freeze council tax in 2013-14 in exchange for additional funding from Central Government. The estimated average increase for English authorities is 0.8%.
- Welsh average band D council tax is 84% of the latest estimated figure of £1,456 for England.
(r) Revised on afternoon of 21 March 2013
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