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 »
£17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced a £10 million EU investment for a £17 million initiative to help people affected by redundancy back into work.
- 56% of food businesses in Wales get top food hygiene ratings
- Support for Wales YFC announced
- £17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- 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
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.
- In 2013-14, total gross revenue expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities, was £8.0 billion, an increase of 1.4% over the previous year.
- Gross revenue expenditure per head in Wales (including police and fire) was £2,604.
- Education services accounted for 33% of the total gross expenditure, social services 20%, police 8% and fire services 2%.
- Specific and special government grants totalled £2.1 billion and accounted for 26% of total gross expenditure in 2013-14.
- Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, increased by 2.7% in 2013-14.
- Local authorities drew £4 million from reserves in 2013-14. This is the second consecutive year that local authorities have drawn from reserves.
- Revenue support grant accounted for 56% of the budget requirement across Wales, with council tax accounting for 23% and redistributed non-domestic rates 17%. Police grant from the Home Office made up the remaining 4%.
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