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.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
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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 »
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M4 Junction 24-28 Variable Speed Limit Scheme
What benefits will the variable speed limit scheme bring on the M4?
The scheme is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- Reduction in congestion
- Reduction in accident rates by around 13%
- Improvement in journey time reliability
- Improvement in air quality through reduction of sudden and heavy braking
- Improvement in driver comfort
- An increase in throughput of traffic over the controlled section leading to an increase in motorway capacity
- Estimated savings of £40million over the next 30 years through a reduction in accidents and an increase in journey time reliability
Variable speed limits have been part of many successful and safely-operated schemes on the M25 and M42. These have seen journey time reliability increase and accident rates fall. This experience gives us confidence that we can do the same for this section of motorway in Wales.
Who is leading the project?
The Welsh Government is leading the project through Traffic Wales, its traffic management and information service. The control room team will operate and monitor the new system from the South Wales Traffic Management Centre in Coryton, Cardiff.
The variable speed limit scheme is part of a wider Welsh Government programme to improve major road links across Wales. It aims to effectively manage the strategic road network now and for the future, encouraging inward investment, growth and jobs.