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 »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
- Minister announces £10m funding to improve Cardiff Airport
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- Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- 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
On 1 March 2001, the Assembly established an independent children’s champion with a wide-ranging remit covering all children in Wales. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is an independent human rights institution.
The Commissioner’s aims are:
- to safeguard and promote the rights and welfare of children and young people in Wales
- to monitor progress by Government in implementing children and young people’s human and civil rights.
A UK first
Wales was the first country in the UK to establish a Children’s Commissioner. All the other administrations have since followed suit. In its Concluding Observations 2008, the UNCRC committee welcomed the fact that all four UK administrations now have a Children’s Commissioner.
Appointing the Commissioner
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is appointed for seven years. Children and young people play a full part in choosing the Commissioner.
The first Commissioner was the late Peter Clarke who took up post in 2001. The current Children’s Commissioner is Keith Towler. He took up office on 3 March 2008.
For more information about the Commissioner’s work visit the Children’s Commissioner website.