Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
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Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- Same-sex couples formed 282 civil partnerships (137 male and 145 female) in Wales in 2008, a small decrease from 294 civil partnerships formed in 2007.
- The total number of partnerships formed in Wales since the Act came into force in December 2005 is 1203.
- Cardiff has seen the highest number of civil partnerships since 2005, with a total of 256 civil partnerships (21.3 per cent of all civil partnerships formed in Wales since the Act came into force).
- More women than men continued to form same-sex civil partnerships in Wales in 2008 (51.4 per cent of all partnerships).
- Male civil partners were older on average than female civil partners in 2008 (the mean age for males was 41.8 and 39.5 for females).
- 10 per cent of men and 22 per cent of women formed a civil partnership in Wales in 2008 had been in a previous marriage or civil partnership.
- There were 12 civil partnership dissolutions granted in Wales in 2008. Of these, 58.3 per cent of partners were aged under 35.
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force on 5 December 2005 in the UK, the first day couples could give notice of their intention to form a civil partnership. The Act enables same-sex couples aged 16 and over to obtain legal recognition of their relationship. The first day that couples could normally form a partnership was 19 December 2005 in Northern Ireland, 20 December 2005 in Scotland and 21 December 2005 in England and Wales.
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