National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ruth Hussey outlines the steps the nation needs to take to address the population’s health problems
- Welsh Government funded Community Support Officers – one year on
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
- Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
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- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.
- In 2012-13, total gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities, was £7.9 billion, an increase of 2.3% over the previous year.
- Gross revenue expenditure per head in Wales (including police and fire) was £2,576.
- Education services accounted for 33% of the total gross expenditure, social services 19%, police 8% and fire services 2%.
- Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, increased by 1.4% in 2012-13.
- Specific and special government grants totalled £2.1 billion and accounted for 27% of total gross expenditure in 2012-13.
- Revenue support grant accounted for 56% of the budget requirement across Wales, with council tax accounting for 24% and redistributed non-domestic rates 16%. Police grant from the Home Office made up the remaining 4%.
- Local authorities drew £32 million from reserves in 2012-13. This is the first time that local authorities have drawn from reserves since 1999-00.
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