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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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
Tobacco control action plan for Wales
One of the key themes identified in Our Healthy Future is the need to further reduce the number of people who smoke and are exposed to second-hand smoke in Wales.
This Action Plan has been developed to address these issues.
The Tobacco Control Action Plan builds on our programme of measures to discourage young people from starting to smoke. It will also help support smokers who want to give up and promote smoke-free environments, particularly to protect children and to reduce inequalities in health.
Our key aim is to reduce the number of adult smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020. We will review progress in 2016 to see whether we have achieved this.
The Action Plan identifies four key areas:
- promoting leadership in tobacco control;
- reducing the uptake of smoking, especially amongst children and young people;
- significantly reducing the number of people who smoke; and
- reducing exposure to second-hand smoke.
The plan identifies a number of actions within each area to help achieve this. The ultimate vision is of a smoke-free society for Wales. The Tobacco Control Delivery Plan sets out the responsibilities for each action and the timescales.
To aid this process we will be establishing a Delivery Board to oversee the progress of the delivery plan. The board will be comprised of key stakeholders responsible for the delivery of the targets and actions in the plan.