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 »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
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
This dataset enables household analyses to be carried out at a local authority level, including details of people in workless households, children in workless households, lone parents and housing tenure.
- In 2013, 19.8 per cent of households in Wales were workless. This compares with 17.2 per cent of households in the UK.
- In 2013, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taf had the largest percentages of workless households in Wales, at 29.9 per cent and 23.9 per cent respectively. Monmouthshire (13.1 per cent) and Wrexham (15.1 per cent) had the lowest percentages of workless households.
- In 2013, 16.5 per cent of children in Wales lived in a workless household compared with 14.2 per cent in the UK.
- In 2013, the overall percentage of lone parent families is higher in Wales (8.9 per cent) than in the UK (8.4 per cent). Merthyr Tydfil (12.2 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot (11.8 per cent) had the highest percentages of lone parent households.
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