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
National Science Academy
Science, technology, engineering and maths – known as the STEM subjects – are important to everyone.
- They explain the world and our life in it.
- Scientific research improves our health and our environment.
- New products and processes are important for our economy.
We have set up the National Science Academy (NSA) to help raise interest in these subjects amongst children and adults. We want to increase the number of people who study STEM subjects, and then choose STEM-related careers at all levels. This project is part of our science strategy, 'Science for Wales', which was launched in March 2012.
The NSA works with five partners:
- The Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth (external link);
- National Botanic Garden of Wales (external link);
- Techniquest Cardiff (external link);
- Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham (external link); and
- Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (external link).
These organisations are ‘hubs’ of STEM outreach activity. The hubs meet regularly and advise the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales on STEM activity. A representative of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales attends the meetings. The hubs also deliver a range of STEM projects themselves.
Businesses, universities, colleges, schools and many others hold events to explain their science-related work to both children and adults. Working with our partners, the NSA co-ordinates and supports these events.
You can find out about events and initiatives in Wales on these pages. They contain information for students, teachers and parents.
You can contact us at NSA@wales.gsi.gov.uk
We are currently working on a survey of all STEM activity in Wales. We shall be using the results to develop a strategy for STEM activity in the future.