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 »
Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- 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
Featured consultation »New guidance for the Risk Assessment of Walked Routes to School
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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
Active Travel: Walking and cycling
The Welsh Government is consulting on which places in Wales requirements to map and make year on year improvements to active travel routes and facilities should apply to.
Walking and cycling are enjoyable and sustainable activities which can improve your health and help tackle climate change.
There are lots of benefits that we can gain from active travel:
- the benefits to our health of cycling and walking more, far outweigh the potential risks from accidents and exposure to air pollution
- cycling and walking more lessens the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers
- sickness absence related to physical inactivity costs the UK economy around £5.5 billion each year - however, an increase in physical activity of over one hour per week (eg 90 minutes), easily achieved through walking or cycling to work, could lead to a measurable reduction in levels of absenteeism
- cycling and walking saves money on petrol costs and parking charges
- cycling and walking is better for the environment, reducing pollution levels.
These pages set out what we are doing to help people in Wales walk and cycle more as part of their everyday lives.