Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£144 million investment in 52,000 apprenticeships
A £144 million EU and Welsh Government investment to fund over 50,000 apprenticeships in Wales has been announced by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones.
- Wales’ best interests lie in a prosperous Europe says First Minister
- Extra investment to support veterans in Wales
- £144 million investment in 52,000 apprenticeships
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
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 information on type of fire, casualties, damage and source.
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 3,875 grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2013-14, an increase of 81 per cent on 2012-13. Although there was a large increase in 2013-14 the numbers of these fires are prone to fluctuation and the 3,875 is the second lowest since 2001-02.
- In 2013-14, there were 128 primary grassland, woodland and crop fires, an increase of 103 per cent compared with the previous year, and 3,747 secondary grassland, woodland and crop fires, an increase of 80 per cent. However, the numbers of both primary and secondary grassland woodland and crop fires for 2013-14 is considerably lower than the two years prior (2010-11 and 2011-12).
- In 2013-14, 77 per cent of primary and secondary fires on grassland, woodland and crops were started deliberately.
- Around six in ten grassland, woodland and crop fires occurred in the spring months April, May and March in 2013-14.
- Of the grassland, woodland and crop fires in 2013-14, 56 per cent were in South Wales, 32 per cent were in Mid and West Wales and 12 per cent were in North Wales.
- There were 1 non-fatal casualty but no fatal casualties from grassland, woodland and crop fires in Wales in 2013-14. The last fatality resulting from a grassland fire occurred in 2007-08.
- In 2013-14, more than half of grassland, woodland and crop fires damaged an area less than 20 square metres, the same proportion to the previous year.
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