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 »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- 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
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Task and Finish Team
In 2012 we consulted on 10 potential options for MCZs to gather information before determining how to take them forward in Wales.
The intention was that if any of the proposed sites became MCZs they would receive a high level of protection. That would protect all habitats and species within the zones from damaging or disturbing activities.
The consultation received 6,712 responses expressing strong and differing views. The most contentious element was the proposed high level of protection. Many were in favour of the principle of having such sites, but coastal communities and businesses thought they would create unacceptable socio-economic impacts with little evidence of the benefits.
Reviewing our approach
We set up a Task and Finish Team. They reviewed the consultation feedback and the approaches taken by the other UK administrations and then recommended how MCZs in Wales could contribute to the wider Marine Protected Area network.
The Task and Finish Team was guided and supported by a Stakeholder Focus Group that represented all the major marine users.
The report below summarises the findings of the Task and Finish Team.