New £10.9m childcare scheme to help get parents into work
Lesley Griffiths, is launching an ambitious new £10.9 million scheme to help unemployed parents into work or training by helping them with childcare costs.
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Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
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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 68.6 per cent, whilst the rate for East Wales was 71.5 per cent (Wales: 69.7 per cent, UK: 72.9 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 3.6 percentage points since 2001 compared to a 0.7 percentage point increase for East Wales (Wales up 2.6 percentage points and UK up 0.6 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Powys (78.1 per cent), Monmouthshire (74.5 per cent) and Isle of Anglesey (73.8 per cent). The lowest rates were in Ceredigion (65.1 per cent), Caerphilly (66.0 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot (66.6 per cent).
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.
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