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 »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- 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
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- 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
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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 highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
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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Visit Wales is the Welsh Government’s tourism team. Tourists spend around £9 million a day whilst in Wales, amounting to around £3.3 billion a year.
The tourism strategy for Wales ‘Partnership for Growth’ has the following vision for tourism:
Wales will provide the warmest of welcomes, outstanding quality, excellent value for money and memorable, authentic experiences to every visitor.
The goal is for:
Tourism to grow in a sustainable way and to make an increasing contribution to the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales.
The ambition is to:
Grow tourism earnings in Wales by 10% or more by 2020.
The statutory tourism functions of the Welsh Government fall under two primary Tourism Acts. The Development of Tourism Act 1969 and the Tourism (Overseas Promotion (Wales)) Act 1992.
The Development of Tourism Act 1969 gives the Welsh Government general powers and functions to:
- encourage people to visit Wales and people living in Wales to holiday here
- encourage the provision of tourism amenities and facilities in Wales.
Further details on The Development of Tourism Act 1969 is available on the UK Legislation website (external link)
The Tourism (Overseas Promotion (Wales)) Act 1992 gives the Welsh Government the power to market Wales overseas without the prior consent of VisitBritain. Further details on this Act also available on the UK Legislation website (external link)
Visit Wales forms part of the Tourism & Marketing division. Tourism & Marketing sit within the portfolio of the Department for Economy, Science and Transport.
Visit Wales is responsible for formulating tourism policy, encouraging investment in, and improving the quality of the visitor experience in Wales. Visit Wales is also responsible for marketing Wales within the UK and internationally. There are two main areas of work within Visit Wales; Marketing and Development.