Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.
- In 2013-14, total gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities, was £8.0 billion, an increase of 1.4% over the previous year.
- Gross revenue expenditure per head in Wales (including police and fire) was £2,604.
- Education services accounted for 33% of the total gross expenditure, social services 20%, police 8% and fire services 2%.
- Specific and special government grants totalled £2.1 billion and accounted for 26% of total gross expenditure in 2013-14.
- Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, increased by 2.7% in 2013-14.
- Local authorities drew £4 million from reserves in 2013-14. This is the second consecutive year that local authorities have drawn from reserves.
- Revenue support grant accounted for 56% of the budget requirement across Wales, with council tax accounting for 23% and redistributed non-domestic rates 17%. Police grant from the Home Office made up the remaining 4%.
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