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 »
£144 million investment in 52,000 apprenticeships
A £144 million EU and Welsh Government investment to fund over 50,000 apprenticeships in Wales has been announced by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones.
- Wales’ best interests lie in a prosperous Europe says First Minister
- Extra investment to support veterans in Wales
- £144 million investment in 52,000 apprenticeships
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
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 »
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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.