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
Woodlands for Wales – our strategy for Welsh woodlands and trees
The Welsh Government Woodlands for Wales strategy sets out our 50 year plan for developing and using Welsh woodlands and trees to bring maximum benefit to the people of Wales.
Woodlands for Wales outlines:
- how we could increase the woodland cover in Welsh towns and cities
- how we could make our woodlands much more diverse by planting a wider range of tree species that are more resilient to the changing climate.
Our Woodlands for Wales strategy has four key themes. These are:
- Responding to climate change
The effects of climate change can be eased by woodlands and trees. The strategy sets out ambitious plans to help Wales reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
- Woodlands for people
Woodlands provide a wide range of opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy their woodlands as places of recreation and learning out of doors. Woodlands are excellent places to become more active and healthier. They can be ideal locations to develop community projects.
- A competitive and integrated forest sector
The strategy sets out how we can develop innovative and skilled industries and maintain levels of timber production in line with the Welsh Governments efforts to promote and increase demand for this renewable resource.
- Environmental quality
The development of our woodlands and trees will also help us to make a positive contribution to biodiversity, landscapes and heritage. It will assist us in reducing other environmental pressures.
Our work to increase Wales’ woodland cover links in with the commitment to create a Welsh national forest of native trees that would act as a carbon sink. Our innovative Plant! project, which ensures that a new tree is planted for every child born or adopted in Wales, is one of the ways in which we are working to achieve this.
Woodlands for Wales Action Plan
The Woodlands for Wales Action Plan sets out what needs to happen over the next five years to make progress towards achieving the outcomes of Woodlands for Wales, the Welsh Government's 50 year strategy for trees and woodlands.
The Welsh Government Forestry Policy will provide you with further background and evidence for the outcomes sought in our Woodlands for Wales strategy.
Government Woodland Estate Research Project
In the Foreword to Woodlands for Wales, Elin Jones (Minister for Rural Affairs), commissioned a study into the role of the publicly owned woodland in delivering the strategy. We took this forward in the form of a Research Project during 2010 and a summary of the main findings can be found below.
Woodlands for Wales Indicators
The Woodlands for Wales Indicators show how we are measuring progress towards achieving the 20 high level outcomes set out in Woodlands for Wales.
23 indicators are described, corresponding to the list found on pages 54 and 55 in Woodlands for Wales. We are able to fully report on some of the indicators, others are still under development. Where possible, indicators have been developed so that trends can be followed for the full 50-year lifespan of Woodlands for Wales. We will be regularly updating this report.