National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ruth Hussey outlines the steps the nation needs to take to address the population’s health problems
- Welsh Government funded Community Support Officers – one year on
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
- Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
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- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
- The registration of further education teachers with the Education Workforce Council
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on revenue and capital expenditure, non-domestic rates and council tax.
- Gross revenue expenditure, including spending financed by specific grants, stood at £7,741 million or £2,527 per head of population.
- Capital expenditure was £1,036 million, of which £261 million was expenditure on education and £207 million was expenditure on transport.
2012-13 council tax collection
- By 31 March 2013, councils had collected 97% of all council tax due for 2012-13, which was 99% of the amount budgeted to be collected.
- Local authorities budgeted to spend £2,597 per head of population or £7,957 million on gross revenue expenditure.
- Provision for education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted gross revenue expenditure, social services for 20%, whilst police and fire services accounted for a further 9% and 2% respectively.
- Local authorities forecast capital expenditure to be £1,102 million in 2013-14.
- The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales in 2013-14 was 1,338,304. The average band D council tax across Wales for 2013-14 is £1,226, a rise of 3.2% over 2012 13.
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