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
Transport plays a vital role in our daily lives. It helps people access jobs, services, education, health, leisure and social facilities.
Improving transport is an important way of delivering economic, social and environmental objectives and enhancing quality of life.
Free local bus services
Buses play an especially important role in achieving our objectives for an integrated transport system that is safe, efficient, clean and fair. Most local bus services are provided commercially, but local authorities subsidise services that they consider essential for social reasons.
All residents of Wales aged 60 and over have been able to travel free on local bus services throughout Wales and even a short distance into and from England since April 2002. More than 531,000 free passes have been issued by the 22 local authorities in Wales, and the scheme has helped turn around what had been a long-term decline in bus travel. The scheme is fully funded by the Welsh Government. Contact your local council to apply for a pass.
Improving our national bus network
The Assembly Government is also funding a network of longer-distance bus services. Improved services and new vehicles are already on routes between Bangor and Aberystwyth, Wrexham and Barmouth, Brecon and Newtown, and in Ceredigion. They are planned to run throughout rural Wales and will be branded TrawsCambria.
Visit the Trawscambria website (external link).
The Senior Railcard is available to anyone aged 60 years and over. It entitles rail passengers to a saving of one third on most Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain for twelve months. The card costs £28. The only restriction is on morning peak period services, Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area.
For full details and terms and conditions visit the Senior Railcard website.