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
Direct payments guidance
Direct Payments Guidance Community Care, Services for Carers and Children’s Services (Direct Payments) (Wales) Guidance 2011
Direct payments enable individuals to purchase assistance or services that local authorities (LAs) would otherwise provide. They give individuals control providing an alternative to social care services provided by a LA. This helps to increase opportunities for independence, social inclusion and enhanced self-esteem.
Direct Payments 'Suitable Person' Guidance
Direct payments can be made to a willing and appropriate suitable person who receives and manages direct payments on behalf of a person who lacks capacity. In most cases this will be a family member, or a close friend already involved in the care of the service user.
The definition of a suitable person with respect to direct payments:
- can be someone who has been awarded lasting power of attorney (LPA) but it is unlikely that a financial LPA on its own will be sufficient.
- can be someone who has been appointed a deputy for the person needing services by the Court of Protection under section 16 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.