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 »
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Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)
In undertaking this role, it endeavours to support and encourage continuous improvement in the provision of health services.
HIW works closely with other inspection, regulation and audit bodies operating in Wales and has a statutory duty of collaboration with the Healthcare Commission in England to ensure the quality and safety of cross border services. It also collaborates with the Healthcare Commission on all England/Wales reviews.
In undertaking its review activities, under the Health and Social Care (Community Health & Standards) Act 2003 HIW is required to consider:
- the availability of, and access to, healthcare;
- the quality and effectiveness of healthcare;
- the financial or other management of healthcare and the economy and efficiency of its provision;
- the availability and quality of information provided to the public about healthcare; and
- the need to safeguard and promote the rights and welfare of children.
As of 1 April 2006, the functions of the Local Supervising Authority (LSA) transferred to HIW. The LSA for the statutory supervision of midwives in Wales involves preparing, appointing and developing supervisors of midwives.
In addition, from 1 April 2006, in agreement with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), professional advisers from HIW conduct annual monitoring of the higher education institutes in Wales which offer approved NMC programmes.
HIW is leading the implementation of the healthcare aspects of 'The Concordat Between Bodies Inspecting Regulating and Auditing Health and Social Care in Wales'. The Concordat is consistent with the Welsh Government's aim to improve the way public services are delivered in Wales.
For more detailed information, please click on the following links:
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (External link)
- Concordat Between Bodies Inspecting Regulating and Auditing Health and Social Care in Wales (External link)