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.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
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
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 2016-17 is £1,374. This includes £1,127 for county councils, £216 for police and £30 for community councils. Band D figures for billing authorities, including police elements, vary from £1,071 in Pembrokeshire to £1,695 in Blaenau Gwent.
- County council increases in band D council tax for 2016-17 average £41 or 3.7% over the previous year. Police increases average £6 or 2.8%. These increases combine to produce an average band D rise of £47 or 3.5%.
- South Wales Police and Gwent Police have the largest band D increases of 4.0%. Dyfed Powys Police have frozen their band D council tax.
- Conwy has the largest overall band D percentage increase of 4.4%. Caerphilly has the smallest overall band D percentage increase of 1.5%.
- In England, the estimated Band D percentage increase is 3.1%.
- Welsh average band D council tax is 90% of the latest estimated figure of £1,530 for England.
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