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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Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.
We want to make the historic environment accessible to all. Cadw does this by:
- Conserving and protecting the historic environment.
- Promoting public access, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment.
- Promoting distinctive regeneration and sustainable development through heritage.
Conserving and protecting the historic environment
Cadw works to conserve and protect the historic environment and to promote regeneration through heritage. It does this by:
- Identifying places of special historic significance.
- Advising planning authorities as part of the planning process.
- Advising other public bodies on environmental assessments.
- Providing advice and guidance on good conservation practice to property owners and occupiers.
- Giving grants for conservation, maintenance and repair of historic buildings and scheduled ancient monuments. Cadw grant-aids community heritage projects. It also works with other funders to help owners put together a funding package.
Enjoying the historic environment
Cadw welcomes 1.2 million visitors a year to 127 historic monuments which it manages on behalf of the Welsh Government. These include some of Wales’s best-known sites, including Tintern Abbey and Harlech Castle.
We provide access to these sites and use them as showcases for the history of Wales. By doing this, we aim to encourage people to explore and appreciate the historic environment.
The sites managed by Cadw are a fraction of the sites, monuments and historic features in Wales. Traces of history are all around us. You are never far from a building or site of historic interest. Cadw and its partners are responsible for recording them and monitoring their condition.
Have a jolly good time at Cadw sites this Christmas
Visitors to some of Wales’s most dramatic historic sites will be given a jolly welcome this Christmas, as Cadw hosts an array of seasonal events, from traditional carol singing and wreath making to family fairs and Santa grottos.
Visit: Cadw's Christmas events (External site)
To protect and promote the Welsh historic environment, Cadw works with a range of organisations and networks. From large national institutions to modest local groups, everyone has a part to play in the heritage of Wales.
The four Welsh Archaeological Trusts were founded over thirty years ago to provide archaeological advice for all of Wales
Historic Environment Group
Welsh ministers established this group in 2004. It takes a strategic overview of issues and opportunities in the historic environment and promote a common approach to addressing them.
Built Heritage Forum
Cadw liaises closely with Welsh local authorities especially on planning matters. The Built Heritage Forum provides a network for Wales's 25 planning authorities (22 councils and 3 national park authorities) and other sector partners.
More information can be found on the Cadw website.
Visit: Cadw website (external link)