Action packed August Bank Holiday
The waters of Cardiff bay will be full of action this weekend as the last summer bank holiday gets underway with the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea.
- Secondary School attendance levels at record high
- £5.7m Welsh Government investment into clinical research and development
- Action packed August Bank Holiday
- Review of the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings)(Wales) Regulations
- The development of an energy efficiency strategy for Wales
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Secondary legislation for development management
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 »
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
An annual report which includes details of the levels of average band D council tax by local authority.
- Average band D council tax for Wales for 2015-16 is £1,328. This includes £1,088 for county councils, £211 for police and £29 for community councils. Figures for billing authorities, including police elements, vary from £1,029 in Pembrokeshire to £1,635 in Blaenau Gwent.
- County council increases in band D council tax for 2015-16 average £47 or 4.3% over the previous year. Police increases average £5 or 2.5%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £52 or 4.1%.
- South Wales Police has the largest band D increase of £10 or 5.0%. Dyfed Powys Police have reduced their band D council tax by £11 or 5.0%.
- Cardiff and Monmouthshire have the largest band D percentage increases (including community council and police elements) of 5.0%. Pembrokeshire has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 2.4%.
- In England, around 53% of authorities are estimated to freeze council tax in 2015-16 in exchange for additional funding from Central Government. The estimated Band D percentage increase for English authorities is 1.1%.
- Welsh average band D council tax is 89% of the latest estimated figure of £1,484 for England.
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