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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We want everyone to be safe on Welsh roads.
Road traffic injuries happen every day on Welsh roads.
They can potentially have tragic consequences for those involved and their families, but are almost entirely avoidable.
We believe that we all have a responsibility to try and stop these unnecessary deaths and injuries.
Casualty Reduction Targets
As part of the Road Safety Framework for Wales we have set challenging targets for casualty reduction. Compared to the average for 2004-08 we want to see:
- a 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 562 fewer killed and seriously injured casualties
- a 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 64 fewer motorcyclist killed and seriously injured casualties
- a 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 139 fewer young people killed and seriously injured casualties.
We are targeting the most at-risk groups of road users, and want to work with all our partners to achieve these targets, including the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, local authorities and the third sector.
Some tips for staying safe in the dark
- where possible, use traffic lights and pedestrian crossings
- wear a flourescent coat or band, some white clothing or carry a white carrier bag (don't wear dark colours)
- never run across roads - always look left and right before you step into the road
- put your hood down so that you don't restrict your vision
- don't listen to your headphones too loud or use a mobile phone when you approach to cross a road
- do not cross by parked cars - always ensure motorists can see you.
- ensure you have a good set of lights and they meet with appropriate standards
- wear appropriate clothing and ensure that you are visible
- try to use cycle routes where possible
- don't cycle on the pavement
- use clear signals when you are on a road (such as indicating with your arm when you are going to turn left).
See DirectGov's website: Highway Code for cyclists
- plan journeys carefully to factor in the time difference as the mornings and evenings get darker earlier and later
- be aware that travel times may take that bit longer
- do not use a mobile phone whilst driving.
Traffic Wales, the Welsh Government's traffic information service, has an 0845 telephone hotline number where drivers can speak to a control room operator regarding travel conditions and the amount of traffic currently on the network.
The Traffic Wales website also offers a free SMS and email alert service if you sign up and register your journey routes and times.