Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.
- Launch of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales
- 34,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions cost Welsh NHS £109m a year
- Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The Welsh Government receives its budget from the UK Government. The Welsh budget is set through UK Government spending reviews, which set the budget for UK Government departments and devolved administrations. Adjustments to the Welsh budget are determined through the Barnett Formula and applied to the Welsh baseline budget. The Formula reflects changes that the UK Government makes and applies them to comparable budgets in Wales.
The resources for Wales are provided to the Wales Office following a vote by the UK Parliament. The Secretary of State for Wales retains funding for the Wales Office’s operations and the balance is transferred to Wales. Funding is allocated to the Welsh Government, Assembly Commission, the Wales Audit Office and the Public Services Ombudsman by the National Assembly for Wales.
Within the funding voted to it by the UK Parliament, the Welsh Government has total discretion over where it spends its money. A Draft Budget for the following financial year is proposed by the Welsh Government each autumn. Assembly Committees and other interested parties then scrutinise and comment on the Government’s spending proposals, before they are finalised, and approved by the National Assembly for Wales. Budget plans may be changed through a Supplementary Budget motion approved by the National Assembly for Wales.
While some of the money is spent directly by the Welsh Government in accordance with Ministerial priorities, a significant proportion is allocated to the public bodies which it sponsors and funds, for example Local Government, the NHS in Wales and Welsh Government Sponsored Public Bodies.