Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Funding from the UK Government
The Barnett formula is a non-statutory mechanism used by UK central government to apportion public expenditure changes to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is based on population, not need.
The formula determines the change to the inherited level of spending for each of the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
If new money is announced by the UK Government then Wales will receive a consequential proportion of that new money under the Barnett formula. It is for the Welsh Government to decide on use of that money.
This means that budget announcements by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer about additional resources for education may or may not apply to Wales depending on whether they involve new money for which Wales receives a consequential. If there is a consequential, it will still be for the Welsh Government to decide how it spends that money.