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.
- More Working Smarter improvements rolled out
- 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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
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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Wales has a number of challenges with major health conditions that are being tackled by the National Health Service in Wales
Among the health issues faced by the NHS is the fact that one third of all adults in Wales, an estimated 800,000 people, has at least one chronic condition.
In many instances chronic conditions are no longer life threatening. Cancer and heart disease are examples of illnesses that can now be treated. This means that often they have become conditions people can live with rather than conditions that they will die from.
In addition to cancer and heart diseases other chronic conditions include those affecting:
- mental health;
- cystic fibrosis;
- multiple sclerosis;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- spinal injuries; and
The Welsh Government aims to help the people of Wales who have major health conditions by:
- improving standards of health;
- providing responsive and high quality care; and
- making efficient and effective use of resources
The Welsh Government aims to address these major health conditions by:
- setting clear strategic directions for health and social care policy;
- ensuring services comply with national standards;
- evaluating the effectiveness of services in relation to the 2012 Health Gain Targets;
- reducing health inequalities;
- creating an environment which encourages the independence of patients and service users;
- building effective partnerships across the NHS, public health, local government and voluntary organisations;
- engaging with patients, service users, staff and the wider general public;
- developing a new planning system;
- strengthening accountability to improve performance more rapidly;
- encouraging the use of an evidence base for developing policy and practice;
- promoting clinical and professional leadership.