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 »
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12 February 2015
"The planning system needs to be refreshed to deliver our priorities andto provide a planning system specific to the needs of Wales."
06 October 2014
A landmark Bill putting the people of Wales at the heart of how we plan for the future has today been introduced by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant.
31 July 2014
The Welsh Government has published changes to Planning Policy Wales and new guidance on sustainable buildings.
05 June 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration has today challenged planners to embrace change and strive to improve in order to better provide for the people of Wales.
07 February 2014
The Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published guidance on how economic development should be considered in the planning system.
29 January 2014
The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, has announced Welsh Government funding for a series of innovative fire sprinkler installation projects within the social housing sector in Wales.
04 December 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has called for views on comprehensive changes, including a draft bill, which would ensure that the planning system helps to create a better Wales
09 October 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, has published updated guidance on how the Welsh language should be considered in the planning system
22 July 2013
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has announced that householders will soon be able to carry out additional changes to their property without the need for planning permission.
10 December 2012
A consultation has been published as part of the Welsh Government’s programme of measures to improve the planning application process in Wales.
07 November 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched new planning policy aimed at ensuring the planning system supports the growth of the Welsh economy.
30 October 2012
Report recommends improvements to planning in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty
A report making 28 recommendations to improve planning services in Wales’ National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been published.
03 October 2012
The Welsh Government has outlined plans that would make it easier and quicker for businesses, schools, colleges and hospital to make improvements to their premises.
27 September 2012
An easing of planning regulations will make it easier for businesses, the public sector and communities to generate energy.
25 September 2012
The Welsh Government will publish its White Paper and draft Planning Bill in 2013, Environment Minister. John Griffiths has confirmed.
17 September 2012
An independent report setting out how the planning system in Wales could be improved has been published by the Welsh Government.
16 July 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths has launched a new direction for local planning authorities (LPAs) that has been designed to speed up the planning process in Wales.
31 May 2012
New guidance aimed at helping to reduce the time it takes to deal with planning applications has been launched by Environment Minister, John Griffiths.
30 May 2012
Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has announced plans for all new and converted residential properties in Wales to be fitted with sprinkler systems.
18 January 2012
The Welsh Government is working to ensure that its planning policies provide optimum support to economic development in Wales.