Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.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.