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 »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and Positive planning: proposals to reform the planning system in Wales
- Delivering Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry 2014-2020
- Further review of the exceptions to regulations regarding the maximum length of fishing boats in the 0-6 nautical mile zone
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
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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Sêr Cymru programme
The Welsh Government has committed up to £50 million to the Sêr Cymru programme to enhance and build upon the research capability in Wales.
In June 2013, the Welsh Government proudly announced the appointment of a Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Neurobiology - Professor Yves-Alain Barde - to the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University; Professor Barde’s research in neurobiology strengthens the outstanding neuroscience research that already exists in Cardiff University.
The Welsh Government is now proud to announce that a further Sêr Cymru Research Chair appointment has now been made to Professor James Durrant.
Professor Durrant’s research areas are in polymer and organic pholtovoltaics and he will be located in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. The appointment will be formally known as the Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Solar Energy Research.
Professor Durrant will establish and lead a world class, dedicated research facility at a new Solar Futures Laboratory (SFL) based within the EPSRC funded SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Baglan which will be a unique partnership between universities in Wales (led by Swansea) and Imperial College London.
The Welsh Government is very pleased to extend a warm welcome to our new Sêr Cymru Research Chairs and looks forward to seeing a very productive research programme and the building of a team of research excellence that commands world renown and presence.
The appointments of these truly outstanding researchers to Wales is a reflection of the importance of the Sêr Cymru research programme and the regard and status Welsh Universities hold on an international stage.
The Welsh Government’s Ser Cymru programme invites proposals for Research Chairs, National Research Networks and National Research Network Directors in each of the three Grand Challenge research areas identified in the 'Science for Wales' strategy.
- Advanced engineering and materials
- Life sciences and health
- Low carbon, energy and environment
Universities are expected to contribute to the funding in a flexible manner, and contributions may also be augmented by sources such as industry and the European Union.