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 »
European approval for new Wales RDP
The new RDP will be even more innovative, adaptable and integrated inorder to ensure maximum value is secured for rural Wales from theProgramme's joint EU/Welsh Government-funded investments.
- Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
- Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture – Carwyn Jones
- European approval for new Wales RDP
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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Upcoming calendar »
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14 May 2015
Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews focussed today on the future of town and community councils
01 May 2015
Access to information on Community and Town councils is set to improve as some of the provisions in the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act come into force today.
16 April 2015
Leighton Andrews will highlight the benefits of Councils working together when he speaks at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health conference.
31 March 2015
Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews AM has appointed the current Vice Chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRP) to the position of Chair.
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.