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Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has offered her congratulations to students across Wales celebrating their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.
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- Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
- Proposed changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment applies to Town and Country Planning
- National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021
- Establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee
- Consultation on The Local Authorities (Calculations of Council Tax Base) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
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The British-Irish Council (BIC) was established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (also known as the Good Friday Agreement), which sets out the basis of the Northern Ireland peace process.
The Belfast Agreement defines the BIC's purpose as being:
"to promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands".
Membership of BIC includes representatives from the following:
- The British and Irish governments
- The devolved administrations in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
- The Crown dependencies in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
BIC is unique in that it is the only international forum in which these 8 member administrations participate. All members act in accordance with their own democratic procedures and are accountable to their respective elected institutions.
Further information about BIC can be found on British-Irish Council (external link).