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Jane Hutt welcomes £2bn EU funding for Wales
The announcement of £2bn of EU funding for Wales over the next seven years is good news for Wales and will have a real impact on the Welsh economy, says Finance Minister.
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In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Review of the existing policy on disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
- Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013: new regulations
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Child performance regulations: when children can take part in performances and the breaks they must have
- Consultation on Amending The Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988
- Implementation of the amended batteries directive 2013/56/EU
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 brings together all the legal requirements on equality that organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors need to meet.
The Act replaces all the existing equality law, including:
- The Equal Pay Act 1970
- The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
- The Race Relations Act 1976
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The purpose of the Act is to ensure that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work and when using both public services (such as education, housing, libraries, health and social services, etc.) and private services including shops, transport and leisure facilities.
The Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, known as ‘protected characteristics’. These are:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage or Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Sex (Gender)
For further information on the Equality Bill please email EDIDMailbox@wales.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 029 20823578.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced guidance about the Equality Act and what organisations and businesses have to do to comply with it. View the Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance.