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
- There were around 7,400 referrals for treatment of alcohol or drug misuse notified to the database. During the quarter around 4,500 assessments were carried out by treatment services and around 3,400 treatments commenced.
- 54 per cent (4,100) of referrals related to misuse of alcohol, 38 per cent (2,800) related to misuse of drugs and 8 per cent (600) of referrals had no main substance reported.
- Of those where a main substance was reported 59 per cent of referrals were for alcohol and 41 per cent for drugs misuse. Heroin accounted for 39 per cent of all referrals for which drugs were specified as the main substance, with cannabis (23 per cent) and both amphetamines (7 per cent) and cocaine (7 per cent) the next most common drugs.
- Males accounted for the majority of all referrals for both alcohol (61 per cent) and drugs (72 per cent).
- 88 per cent of all referrals treated in the quarter were done within 20 working days of referral.
The data only relates to people presenting to treatment services for substance misuse and these may constitute only a proportion of all substance misusers.
Data in these reports will differ from reports published previously because of revised/updated data.
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