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 gives estimates of the size structure of all enterprises that are active in Wales, including estimates for the very smallest businesses that operate below the VAT threshold.
- In 2014, 38.2 per cent of private sector employment in Wales was accounted for by large enterprises (those with 250 or more employees), compared to 41.0 per cent for the UK as a whole.
- Between 2003 and 2014, the proportion of employment in the large size-band fell by 3.4 percentage points in Wales and fell by 2.4 percentage points in the UK.
- Between 2003 and 2014, around 0.5 per cent of enterprises active in Wales were non-UK owned, accounting for 13.9 per cent of employment in 2014, up from 12.5 per cent in 2003.
- There was considerable variation between industry sectors in 2014, with employment in agriculture almost entirely amongst micro businesses (91.5 per cent) and employment in production industries concentrated in the large size-band (51.3 per cent).
- Within Wales, the local authority with the largest proportion of private sector employment in the large size-band was Newport (54.1 per cent), and the smallest was Powys (16.3 per cent).
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