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 »
Full devolution of Non-domestic rates marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution
The full devolution of non-domestic rates in Wales from today marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution in Wales, Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt said.
- Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
- University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
- Full devolution of Non-domestic rates marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution
- 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
- 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
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to January 2015
- The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 69.7 per cent, down 1.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 73.3 per cent, up 1.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
- The unemployment rate in Wales was 6.2 per cent of the economically active, down 0.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 5.7 per cent, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
- The economic inactivity rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 25.6 per cent, up 1.7 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 22.2 per cent, unchanged from the same period a year earlier.
The claimant count rate in February 2015 for Wales was 3.2 per cent of the workforce, down 1.2 percentage points on February 2014 (UK rate 2.4 per cent, down 1.1 percentage points over the year).
Tel: 029 2082 5017