New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
Princes Gate Spring Water is investing £5.5m in a major expansion project with support from the Welsh Government that will double staff numbers and more than triple production volumes.
- University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
- New guidance to help communities take ownership of local assets
- Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
- The designation of higher education courses at alternative providers for the purpose of student support
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.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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