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 »
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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010
The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (The Measure) makes statutory provision to take forward our commitment to tackle child poverty.
The Measure came into force on 10 February 2010 and makes statutory provision to tackle poverty in Wales. It also makes statutory provision with regards to play and participation, childminding and daycare regulations and also Integrated Family Support Teams.
Child Poverty Duty
The Measure requires Welsh Authorities, including Welsh Ministers and local authorities, to prepare and publish a strategy for contributing to the eradication of child poverty in Wales. The Measure reflects our understanding that in order to make faster progress on tackling child poverty, there is a need to galvanise and draw on the expertise and experience of a wide range of public bodies in Wales.
Tackling child poverty is complex and involves a range of inter-related policy solutions. The Public and Third sectors can make a greater impact by working together on tackling child poverty in Wales, and is crucial given these challenging times of fiscal climate and impact of welfare reforms. No one policy approach or single organisation will be able to deliver the solutions to what are often deep seated, intergenerational social issues.
Guidance for Local Authorities in relation to their Child Poverty Duty is set out in the 'Shared Purpose - Shared Delivery' publication.
Guidance for the other Welsh Authorities in relation to their child poverty duty is set out in the 'Tackling Child Poverty: Guidance and Regulations for Welsh Authorities' publication, and is aimed at those public bodies detailed in Section 6 of the Measure such as our arts and cultural organisations.