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.
- Four weeks until stricter regulations for dog breeders come into force in Wales
- New affordable housing set to transform Aston Mead
- Full devolution of Non-domestic rates marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- 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
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.
- Total budgeted gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities for 2014-15 is £7.9 billion, a decrease of 0.2% on the previous year.
- County and county borough councils reported increases of 0.2% or £16 million in their gross revenue expenditure whilst police reported an average decrease of 4.3%. Fire authorities reported an average decrease of 0.6% and national park authorities a decrease of 10.8%.
- Education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted expenditure and social services 20%. These two services account for over half of the overall expenditure.
- Newport shows the largest county increase in gross revenue expenditure at 3.5%. Gwynedd shows the largest decrease at 3.1%.
- Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, will decrease by 1.1% in 2014-15.
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