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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- 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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In this section
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
About climate change
Climate change is the way the world's climate is changing as a result of the level of gases in the atmosphere.
Heat from the sun hits the surface of the earth: some is absorbed, and some is reflected back into space. Some of the reflected heat is reflected back to earth again, by the gases in the atmosphere. Certain gases help to retain heat within the atmosphere, in the way that glass helps to keep heat in a greenhouse – they are known as ‘greenhouse gases’. Water also reflects heat back, as vapour, which can be visible as clouds.
The climate we enjoy now is the result of a certain level of greenhouse gases. The balance of these gases has changed many times because of natural causes. However since the 1900s there have been measurable changes as a result of greenhouse gases that we have released through the way our society has developed.
We release greenhouse gases when we burn fossil fuels – for example through burning coal in power stations to provide electricity or burning petrol or diesel in vehicles.
For more information, visit the Met Office pages on climate change.
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