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 »
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.
- Leading science innovation company signs up for Life Sciences Hub Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- 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
- 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
GEM UK: Wales Report 2011
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is an international project involving 43 countries which seeks to provide information on the entrepreneurial landscape of countries. The results of the GEM data analysis are used as key benchmarking.
The findings from the survey is summarised below:
- The level of early stage entrepreneurial activity in Wales in 2011 was 8.1%, up significantly from 5.8% in 2010. The overall UK rate was 7.6%;
- The figures for Wales equates to around one in every twelve adults aged 18-64;
- Female entrepreneurship in Wales rose to a record high of 6.1%, compared to 5.0% in the UK.
- Early-stage entrepreneurial activity amongst young adults aged 18-29 continued to rise in 2011. The figure has almost trebled amongst this age group in Wales from 3.4% in 2002 to 9.7% in 2011.
- The number of non-entrepreneurial working age adults in Wales who expect to start a business within the next three years has risen from 5.2% in 2010 to 7.6% in 2011.