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
Hotel and guest accommodation grading schemes changes
The common standards accommodation grading schemes for Hotel and Guest Accommodation has been operational in Wales since 2007. Visit Wales and the other common standards partners (VisitEngland, Visit Scotland, the AA and more recently the Northern Ireland Tourist Board) have undertaken research since 2008 (independently and jointly) to assess the impact of the harmonised grading schemes. This research has also enabled us to better understand how we can develop the schemes further to meet the needs of our consumers and the industry.
In response to our findings from this research, we can now confirm that revisions to the criteria will take place. The changes will be implemented from 1 April 2012 onwards. We’re aware that these changes will affect some businesses more than others. Please be assured that our Quality Advisers will adopt a pragmatic and flexible approach wherever possible to overcome any potential barriers or difficulties. A two year lead in period will be allowed for businesses to make any necessary adjustments/improvements to their businesses.
The document below details all the relevant changes. If you would like to discuss these changes further please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 010 8020.