Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
A taste of Wales in London
“It is great to see our producers celebrating our patron Saint of Wales - St David and promoting their wonderful products in London. We have such a fine array of quality products here in Wales."
- St David’s Day in Dubai
- Across Wales young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- A taste of Wales in London
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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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 December 2014
- The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 69.2 per cent, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 73.2 per cent, up 1.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
- The unemployment rate in Wales was 6.7 per cent of the economically active, down 0.3 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 25.7 per cent, up 1.9 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 22.3 per cent, unchanged from the same period a year earlier.
The claimant count rate in January 2015 for Wales was 3.3 per cent of the workforce, down 1.2 percentage points on January 2014 (UK rate 2.5 per cent, down 1.1 percentage points over the year).
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