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 »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- 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
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to September 2013
- The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 70.2 per cent, up 1.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 71.8 per cent, up 0.6 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
- The unemployment rate in Wales was 7.8 per cent of the economically active, down 0.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. For the UK as a whole it was 7.6 per cent, down 0.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
- The economic inactivity rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 23.7 per cent, down 1.0 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 22.2 per cent, down 0.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
The claimant count rate in October 2013 for Wales was 4.6 per cent of the workforce, down 0.9 percentage points on October 2012 (UK rate 3.9 per cent, down 0.8 percentage points over the year).
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