Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
Wales outperforms England and Northern Ireland in reduced CO2 emission from recycling
Wales is the leading UK nation in recycling emissions saved per person.
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- Wales outperforms England and Northern Ireland in reduced CO2 emission from recycling
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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 »
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Its legislative priorities and aspirations are outlined for its 5 year term and are updated annually.
The Legislative Programme consists of the laws being developed and proposed by the Welsh Government to help deliver the programme for government. It comprises Assembly Bills, as well as White Papers and Draft Bills for consultation.
The Legislative Programme is outlined in an annual statement by the First Minister (external website).
Among the areas announced on 12th July 2011 that Bills will address are:
- Making local authorities to further collaborate when delivering services.
- A new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to help improve food safety and provide consumers with easily understandable information (Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013).
- Organ Donation Bill to create an opt-out system of organ donation (Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013).
- The Schools and Standards Bill to tackle under performing schools (School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013).
- Reforming social services to provide for the first time a coherent Welsh legal framework to meet changing social expectations and demography (Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill).
- Action to address homelessness and empty dwellings, as well as improving standards and tenants' rights in the private rented sector (The Housing (Wales) Bill).
- Introduce a duty on Local Authorities to provide and maintain cycle paths in key areas (Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013).
- Consolidate existing legislation to make the planning system more transparent and accessible.