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 »
Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- 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
Publications relating to Local Government.
The Expert Group on Local Government Diversity is seeking views on the Candidates’ Election Survey and local government diversity.
Sets out the circumstances where support maybe offered, or Government intervention undertaken in relation to authorities experiencing specific governance or performance challenges.
This Statutory Guidance is issued under the Local Government Measure (Wales) 2011.
A borrowing approval is a formal consent issued by the Welsh Government to Community and Town Councils who wish to borrow money for capital purposes.
This statutory guidance applies to local authorities in Wales, namely county councils and county borough councils, which had this power conferred on them by the Act, and community councils which had this power conferred on them by the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.
This guidance refers to the survey of elected councillors and unsuccessful candidates.
We are seeking views on the proposal to move the date of the local government elections in Wales by one year from May 2016 to May 2017.
The Minister for Local Government and Communities has responded to the UK Government's consultation, Empowering and Protecting Consumers - on institutional changes for the provision of consumer information, advice, education, advocacy and enforcement.
Glyn Mathias was appointed by the then Minister for Social Justice and Local Government to review the programme of work of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 15 March 2011 and approved by Her Majesty in Council on 10 May 2011.
Local, Regional, National: What services are best delivered where? report on local authority service delivery was published in March 2011.
The Regulations require each local authority to establish a crime and disorder committee to scrutinise community safety issues.
A New Understanding outlines the roles and responsibilities of the assembly and local government.
A proposed Local Government Legislative Competence Order (LCO) was introduced into the Assembly by Dr Brian Gibbons, Minister for Social Justice and Local Government on 14th July 2009.
This report is intended to provide guidance, ideas of best practice and potential solutions for local authorities when faced with the difficulties of collecting council tax revenue during a recession, taking full consideration of the circumstances and financial difficulties of the council tax payer.
Practical advice for dealing with unstable memorials.
The main issues to be addressed by the review were the future provision of the Valuation Tribunal Service in Wales, the future structure of the Tribunals in Wales to provide this service, and the processes relating to the appointment of Tribunal members.
This report explores the issues surrounding take-up of council tax benefit and housing benefit.
The publication is issued jointly by the Welsh Local Government Association, One Voice Wales and the Welsh Government. The focal point of the guidance is the emphasis on establishing formal relationships by agreeing a charter.
The Guide provides an informal commentary and a summary of the key elements of the system that became fully operational on 1 April 2004.
Following consultation in January 2008, an Amendment to the Capital Finance and Accounting Regulations (Wales) came into force on 31 March 2008. An informal commentary on the amending regulation, which includes a link to the legislation, can be found on this page along with a commentary and new sta ...
This report has been commissioned as part of the Welsh Government’s response to the School Funding Committee and investigates alternative approaches to funding formula.
In September 2006 the Welsh Government commissioned a research team from the University of Bath School of Management to explore current practice and existing models of support and intervention in local government.
This policy statement sets out our expectations of local authorities and the support that we aim to provide them.
The National Assembly for Wales is empowered by virtue of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 to make Regulations applying to local government bodies (other than local probation boards) whose accounts are required to be audited in accordance with Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Act.
This report sets out how much revenue support grant (RSG) the National Assembly for Wales proposes to distribute to county and county borough councils (hereafter referred to as councils) in Wales in 2007-08. The report also sets out how Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) will be distributed to councils; and ...
This report sets out how much revenue support grant (RSG) the National Assembly for Wales proposes to distribute to county and county borough councils in Wales in 2007-08. The report also sets out how Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) will be distributed to councils; and states the amount of RSG the Nationa ...
A Welsh Government consultation on the balance of Local Authority funding in Wales.
The purpose of this guidance is to assist local government bodies in their operation of the accounting regime under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2005.
This guidance's overall objective is to assist local authorities, police and others to tackle unauthorised camping to minimise the disruption it can cause.
The 2003 Act includes a general power for Best Value Authorities in both England and in Wales to charge for discretionary services. Best value authorities are defined in section 1 of the Local Government Act 1999, and the term “best value” also refers to the Wales Programme for Improvement as it ap ...