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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In this section
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
For tourism to be sustainable we must ensure that the long-term needs of communities, visitors and the environment are taken into account. The purpose of this section is to provide support and advice on how the tourism industry in Wales can become more sustainable. We’ll also keep you up-to-date on the latest sustainable tourism initiatives and explain how to get involved.
Sustainable tourism is defined by the World Tourism Organisation as:
Tourism which meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future.
Tourism relies on the integrity of the natural environment. In Wales, beautiful landscapes and coastlines are the very foundation of tourism.
Sustainable tourism is more than just being ‘green'. Unlike eco or green tourism, sustainable tourism addresses social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
To be sustainable, tourism development needs to consider the needs and quality of life of local communities; enhance and respect culture and local traditions; contribute to local economic prosperity as well as minimising damage to the environment.