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Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
A £24m European-backed programme to transform five railway stations across Wales has been announced by Transport Minister, Edwina Hart.
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- Major £24m investment to transform five Welsh railway stations
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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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
Welsh exports for the four quarters up to and including 2013 quarter 3 were down 3.5 per cent on the previous four quarters (sum of the UK countries and English regions down 1.1 per cent). Figures for 2013 quarter 3 in isolation were up on the same quarter of 2012 but down on the previous quarter.
- The value of exports for Wales for the four quarters up to and including 2013 quarter 3 fell by £478 million compared with the previous four quarters.
- There was a decrease in exports to both EU countries and non-EU countries, down £48million (0.8 per cent) and £431million (5.5 per cent) respectively. Exports to the EU accounted for 43.5 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 48.8 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions.
- Six of the twelve UK countries and English regions saw falls over this period, with North East England having the largest fall (down 13.7 per cent) followed by the North West (down 7.8 per cent). The remaining regions had increases with the West Midlands having the largest increase (up 14.0 per cent) followed by the East Midlands (8.2 per cent).
- Between 1999 and the four quarters up to and including 2013 quarter 3 there was a 104.7 per cent increase in Welsh exports, the third largest behind Yorkshire and the Humber and the East of England. This compares with an increase of 78.9 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions. No region saw a fall over this period.
- Looking at 2013 quarter 3 in isolation, total exports (by value) for Wales were up on the corresponding quarter in 2012 by £212 million (up 6.5 per cent) to £3,472 million. All but five of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases over this period, with the West Midlands having the largest increase (up 22.6 per cent). The North East of England had the largest fall (down 15.0 per cent). Overall, the value of exports for the sum of the UK countries and English regions fell by 0.9 per cent.
- Welsh exports for 2013 quarter 3 were lower in value than in the previous quarter (down £155million or 4.3 per cent), whilst the sum of the UK countries and English regions fell by 6.3 per cent. All of the twelve UK countries and English regions saw decreases over this period with London having the largest fall (down 16.1 per cent).
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