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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
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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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.
- Headline gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head in Wales in 2011 was £14,129 or 88.1 per cent of the UK average, up 0.1 percentage points relative to the UK average on 2010. This proportion increased year-on-year between 1999 and 2005, it then saw a decrease to 2009, after which it has increased.
- Wales saw the fourth largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 1999 and 2011, up 56.6 per cent compared to a 52.1 per cent increase across the UK.
- Wales saw the joint third largest percentage increase in GDHI per head alongside Northern Ireland and the West Midlands out of the UK countries and English regions between 2010 and 2011, all up 2.8 per cent compared to 2.7 per cent for the UK as a whole.
- The estimates for 2011 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 92.0 per cent and 85.8 per cent of the UK average respectively.
- West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 56.1 per cent in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 57.2 per cent increase, both above the increase for the UK (up 52.1 per cent).
- GDHI per head in Wales in 2011 was the 4th lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, ahead of the North East, Northern Ireland and Yorkshire & the Humber. This ranking changed between 2009 and 2010 when Wales overtook Northern Ireland, moving from being the joint 3rd lowest to the 4th lowest.
- Following the 2012 ONS review of regional accounts smoothing and commuter adjustments, the smoothing adjustment has now ceased. In-line with the recommendations of a European Commission task force, the allocation of activities to extra-regio (for example residence based activities of armed forces abroad) has also been stopped with the extra-regio component allocated across the regions.
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