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.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- 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
Much of the information has already been published in previous statistical volumes. This publication brings the information together as a comprehensive summary of examination performance in Wales.
The hard copy of the publication is no longer produced, however all data continues to be available as EXCEL spreadsheets on our website. This statistical first release presents a selection of that information. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 22 May 2012.
The key points from the latest release are:
- the percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected level in 2012 was higher than in 2011 for Key Stages 2 and 3, in all subjects
- 51 per cent of pupils aged 15 achieved the level 2 threshold including a GCSE grade A*-C in English or Welsh first language and mathematics in 2012, 1 percentage point higher than in 2011, 56 per cent of girls and 47 per cent of boys achieved this level
- 57 per cent of entries in GCSE mathematics achieved grade A*-C, for English language the percentage was 62 per cent and for Welsh (first language) it was 72 per cent
- 11,538 17-year-old pupils entered a volume equivalent to 2 A levels in 2012, a increase of 26 compared with 2011
- the most popular subject at A level for candidates of all ages in 2012 was mathematics, with 3,228 entries
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