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 »
“Draft Wales Bill an important step forward” – Jane Hutt
Finance Minister Jane Hutt today welcomed the publication of the draft Wales Bill and said it was an important step forward towards Wales acquiring new financial powers.
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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 »
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Wales Public Service Network
Traditionally public sector services in Wales relied upon a number of different broadband services, purchased from different suppliers to support sector specific business needs. This was a valuable opportunity to combine the demands of the different sectors. We decided to put in place a far sighted agreement to provide one flexible, cost effective broadband for the public sector.
What is the Wales Public Service Network (PSN)?
The network is a secure private internet delivering voice, video and data communication services across all public services in Wales. It is delivered through the PSBA Programme. The network is the first of its kind in the UK. For the first time, partner organisations in Wales are sharing the same secure broadband network designed by the public sector to meet its specific business needs.
The PSN uses a shared core network across Wales with direct connections to individual sites operational management is simplified delivering further cost savings.
Who are the partner organisations?
The majority of public service organisations (103) covering more than 2,500 sites are connected to the network and benefitting from better, faster connections and collaborative costs savings.
These organisations across the public sector include:
- Higher education
- Further education
- Health services
- Local government
Better by design
The design of the network means that sites, not organisations are connected to a common network enabling better information sharing, previously unavailable. The design of the PSN also makes it much easier for organisations to match the capacity of their local network connections to their access requirements. Health organisations are being given greater bandwidth to support clinical image transfer and general growth in data traffic.
Reduced cost of phone calls
Phase two of the PSBA Programme is now underway. It will allow connected organisations to make telephone calls across the network. (Voice over Internet Protocol) Organisations can use this service to make calls without charge to other PSN connected organisations and also reduce their current switchboard costs through new contact centre services.