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
Child Poverty Strategy
Since the Child Poverty Strategy was published in 2011, there has been real progress to align the strategic priorities set out in the Programme for Government, the Child Poverty Strategy, the Tackling Poverty Action Plan and the Strategic Equality Plan.
We have a clear focus on tackling poverty as a whole government – and are building on the evidence, evaluation and good practice that has emerged over the past three years. This joined up approach has strengthened the opportunity to improve the outcomes of children, young people and families living in poverty.
This first progress report highlights a number of key developments in Wales. The percentage of children living in workless households has been decreasing since 2009; the percentage of working age adults with no qualifications has reduced each year since 2006; and there has been a small reduction in the education attainment gap between those eligible for free school meals and those not eligible between 2009-10 and 2011-12.
We remain committed to the target of eradicating child poverty by 2020. The public sector, private sector and wider third sector have much to contribute and much to gain from tackling poverty. We remain committed to working with all of our partners to deliver on the objectives of the Child Poverty Strategy for Wales and our Tackling Poverty Action Plan.