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 »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- 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 »
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Christmas 2010 - Stop Blame
The Christmas 2010 ‘Stop Blame’ campaign sought to challenge the attitude of blaming the victim for rape and sexual assault. Both crimes peak during the Christmas period but, at the same time, are amongst the lowest reported.
It is well documented that society often holds the victim responsible to some degree for an assault, and also that victims fear being blamed. The aim was to lessen the taboo in reporting these crimes and increase the rate of recognition of rape and assault as being the crime, rather than the victim’s demeanour, dress or alcohol consumption.
The campaign website contained a video, comments section, frequently asked questions, further information, links to other key campaigns, and a myth busting page. The website was supported by digital advertising, on Facebook, bus stop and telephone box posters and a radio advertisement.
- Radio - There were 2,379,062 opportunities for people across Wales to hear the adverts.
- Website - 9,500 visitors from 79 countries, with 78 comments posted, 53% very positive and 23% very negative, the rest more neutral. 82% of traffic to the site was driven by Facebook advertisements and 86.6% of total traffic came from referring sites (e.g. blogs).
- YouTube - 4,000 viewings with an equal gender split. 54% audience fell within the target audience age-range of 16-35. The campaign video was accounted for 62% of all video viewings on the Assembly website for the Christmas period.
- Posters - 132 posters for 2 weeks, with 21 remaining up for a further 2 weeks. Estimated audience reach – 565,000 people.
Feedback from stakeholders, both those involved in pre-testing the campaign and those with no involvement in its development was very positive. Qualitative support for the campaign can also be measured to some extent by analysis of comments posted to the site.
While the majority of comments were either strongly supportive (53%) or strongly critical (23%) of the key campaign message, there were plenty who posted opinion or comment that indicated that the campaign had been thought provoking and had challenged their stance on the issue.