New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
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
27 March 2015
The consultation on changes to local government in Wales is closing shortly.
26 March 2015
Council Tax in Wales remains significantly lower than in England according to new figures published today.
13 March 2015
Public Services Minister, is launching two consultations today on proposed exemptions to the Council Tax premiums being introduced for long-term empty homes and second homes.
05 February 2015
Bite the Ballot has named February 5th as National Voter Registration Day.
03 February 2015
The Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews will launch a White Paper setting out the terms of a new deal for Local Government in Wales.
08 December 2014
Leighton Andrews has expressed his disappointment with Local Authorities who failed to respond to a Welsh Government consultation.
04 December 2014
The Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews announced a key appointment to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales today.
27 November 2014
Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews says public services organisations, and in particular Councils, must change to better reflect the make-up of the communities they serve.
24 November 2014
An independent review of administrative costs across all local authorities in Wales is being commissioned by Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews.
22 October 2014
Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews AM praised Diversity Champions at an event in Cardiff Bay.
08 October 2014
Local authorities will receive funding totalling more than £4 billion from the Welsh Government in 2015-16.
23 September 2014
Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews today outlined how he will take forward plans to create modern and effective Local Government in Wales.
16 September 2014
Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews AM has issued a reminder that a consultation paper setting out the Welsh Government’s ambitions for the future of local government closes in two weeks.
08 July 2014
Local Government Minister, Lesley Griffiths AM today unveiled aconsultation paper setting out the Welsh Government’s ambitions for thefuture of Local Government in Wales.
01 July 2014
New regulations coming into force today will provide much neededtransparency regarding the pay of Council Chief Officers according toLesley Griffiths AM.
19 June 2014
Lesley Griffiths AM will today tell Local Authorities forthcoming Council mergers are about much more than the cosmetic redrawing of a map and must lead to profound changes in the way they work.
05 June 2014
The Welsh Government will continue to protect low income households by maintaining entitlements to Council Tax Support for a further two years, Lesley Griffiths announced.
27 March 2014
Local Government and Government Business Minister, Lesley Griffiths, today visited the Royal British Legion’s new Contact Centre in Nantgarw.
21 March 2014
Over half of Local Authorities in Wales are now webcasting their proceedings thanks to £1.25m funding from the Welsh Government.
20 March 2014
Local Government and Government Business Minister, Lesley Griffiths has reaffirmed the Welsh Government’s commitment to helping victims escape slavery.