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 »
- Statistics & Research
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Avian Influenza (also known as ‘Bird Flu’) is a highly infectious viral disease that can affect most if not all species of birds. The virus can also be infectious to humans and other animals. In rare cases some Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) strains have led to severe disease and death in people who have had close contact with infected birds. Any outbreak of Avian Influenza must be controlled quickly. Workers and veterinarians in close contact with infected birds must be well protected.
It is vital that all bird keepers in the UK continue to practice the highest levels of bio-security and be vigilant for any signs of disease. If you keep 50 or more birds you are required to register your birds with the Great Britain Poultry Register. Poultry keepers with less than 50 birds are also encouraged to register.
A general licence for bird gatherings is in place to allow gatherings to take place whilst minimising the risk of spreading Avian Influenza between flocks. Anyone arranging a gathering involving the collecting together of poultry or other captive birds must follow the conditions of the general licence.
Many diseases, not only Avian influenza but also others like Newcastle disease and Salmonella and are spread by direct bird-to-bird contact. These diseases can also spread indirectly through contaminated feed, water, equipment, boots etc. More information is available on the Avian Influenza, Newcastle disease and Salmonella pages of the website. If in doubt about what to do, seek advice from your vet.