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.
- 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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