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
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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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
First Welsh Ministers report on the implementation of the Disability Equality Duty, 2008
The report was not intended to be interpretative; it provided a snapshot of how public authorities were embedding the Disability Discrimination Act into the work of the authority.
As well as setting out statistical information about disability issues across the public sector in Wales, the report included a series of eight recommendations for action that the Welsh Assembly Government proposed to take to improve co-ordination and further progress on implementing the Disability Equality Duty.
The recommendations were that the Welsh Assembly Government:
- Establish an Advisory Group to identify and consider the issues arising from the report.
- Develop a programme of activity with the Advisory Group to develop methods of collecting information for the next report.
- Explore opportunities of using existing processes to capture information such as those used by inspection bodies to inform the next report.
- Explore how disabled people can be actively involved in future programmes of policy and research to gain a factual assessment of the effectiveness of specific schemes.
- Continue working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Government Equality Office to develop indicators to evaluate progress of the implementation of the disability equality duty.
- Explore how we can develop robust estimates on a Wales level to help monitor aspects of equality.
- Encourage public authorities to reflect on this report and how it can be used to develop/instigate further progress in promoting disability equality, while making sure that systems are in place to deliver the legal duties.
- Promote awareness of the Social Model of Disability as part of policy making process and in doing so encourage public authorities to do likewise.