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 »
- National Pathway for Homelessness Services to Children, Young People and Adults in the Secure Estate
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Prevention of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
Featured consultation »Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
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Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) BillThe bill creates the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more sustainable and joined-up way.
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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The APS combines the boosted samples of the Labour Force Survey and provides rolling four-quarter labour market data for UK countries and regions and also for local areas. For Wales, the APS consists of a sample of about 18,000 households every year.
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 68.4 per cent, whilst the rate for East Wales was 70.7 per cent (Wales: 69.3 per cent, UK: 72.6 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 3.4 percentage points on 2001 compared to a 0.1 percentage point decrease for East Wales (Wales up 2.1 percentage points and UK up 0.3 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Powys (79.0 per cent), Monmouthshire (74.5 per cent) and Wrexham (73.4 per cent). The lowest rates were in Ceredigion (64.6 per cent), Blaenau Gwent (64.9 per cent) and Cardiff (65.6 y cant).
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.
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