Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
- National Pathway for Homelessness Services to Children, Young People and Adults in the Secure Estate
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Prevention of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
Featured consultation »Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
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Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) BillThe bill creates the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more sustainable and joined-up way.
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
This report has been discontinued. Data will now be published in the new report ‘Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast’.
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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