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, produced by the Office for National Statistics, which shows the amount of money that the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after income distribution measures have taken effect.
- Gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head in Wales in 2012 was £14,623 or 87.1 per cent of the UK average, up 0.5 percentage points relative to the UK average on 2011. This proportion increased year-on-year between 2000 and 2005, after which the series has fluctuated though there have been increases in each of the last two years.
- Wales saw the third largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 1999 and 2012, up 61.5 per cent compared to a 57.1 per cent increase across the UK as a whole.
- Wales saw the second largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 2011 and 2012, up 3.8 per cent compared to 3.3 per cent for the UK as a whole. The largest increase was in the North East (up 4.0 per cent).
- The estimates for 2012 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 91.8 per cent and 84.3 per cent of the UK average respectively.
- West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 60.0 per cent in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 63.7 per cent increase, both above the increase for the UK (up 57.1 per cent).
- GDHI per head in Wales in 2012 was the 4th lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, ahead of Northern Ireland, the North East and Yorkshire & the Humber.
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