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
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and Positive planning: proposals to reform the planning system in Wales
- Delivering Growth: An Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry 2014-2020
- Further review of the exceptions to regulations regarding the maximum length of fishing boats in the 0-6 nautical mile zone
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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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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The Welsh Government has done a lot of work in recent years to try and improve school transport for children and young people.
Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008
The Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008 set out school transport policy for Wales. It included the delivery of improvements for learners through increasing entitlement to transport for young children, making it free for primary school children if they live two miles or further from the nearest suitable school.
The Measure also allowed the Welsh Ministers to produce the first ever All-Wales Travel Behaviour Code (The Travel Code), setting out the standards of behaviour required of all learners when travelling to and from their school or college.
Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011
The Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011 gives the Welsh Minister powers to introduce specific safety standards for dedicated school transport. This includes the option to introduce specific driver training, CCTV, escorts and compulsory risk assessment.
As part of this Measure seat belts will become compulsory on all school buses in October 2014.
Use the links on this page to view operational guidance on school transport, risk assessment and the Travel Code.
Home to School Transport Projects
In 2008/09, the Welsh Government made a grant available to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) for the purpose of funding a series of local authority projects for bringing innovations and improvements to home to school transport on a pan-Wales basis. The grant amounted to £1,000,000 per annum over a three year period.
More information about these innovative projects, can be found on the WLGA website.