Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
The opening of Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley this Saturday gives Wales another iconic adventure tourism attraction and makes it an adventure destination to rival any in the world.
- New system for emergency ambulance services to prioritise patients in most need of care
- Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
- Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
- Draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Revisions to the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice
- The Welsh Language Tribunal - Practice Directions
- Consultation on the Proposals for the Interim Agricultural Wages Order
- Developments of National Significance
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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 »
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 »
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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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