New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
A new law reforming the way Wales’ care and support services are regulated and inspected has been approved by Assembly Members.
- Minister visits £2m fuel poverty project
- Sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and converted housing from 2016
- New law to reform regulation and inspection of social care in Wales passed
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
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 »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on the numbers and the characteristics of the vehicles licensed for use on the roads for the first time.
- During 2013 there were over 104 thousand new registrations in Wales, and 4 out of 5 of these, 85 thousand, were cars.
- At the end of 2013 there was a stock of 1.774 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Wales. Just over three quarters, 1.347 million, of these were cars. The vehicles licensed in Wales came to around 5 per cent of the total licensed for Great Britain as a whole.
- The level of the vehicle stock in Wales means that there were 475 cars licensed for every thousand people in Wales at the end of 2013; in addition there were 18 motorcycles, 58 light goods vehicles and 7 heavy goods vehicles for every thousand people.
- During 2013, the average CO2 emissions from a car registered during the year were 18 per cent lower compared with the average CO2 emissions from cars registered five years earlier, in 2007. Comparing all the cars registered at the end of 2013 with all those registered at the end of 2008 shows that the average CO2 emissions across the stock of cars as a whole fell by 7 per cent.
- At the end of 2013 there were 787 thousand diesel powered vehicles in Wales, 44.3 per cent of the total. There were 977 thousand petrol powered vehicles, 55.0 per cent of the total. The remaining 0.6 per cent of the vehicles in Wales, 11 thousand vehicles, was powered by alternative fuels (that is by electric, hybrid, natural gas and so on). Of these 4,300 were electric powered, 400 more than at the end of 2012.
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