Minister launches plan to help Welsh pupils go global
Education Minister, Huw Lewis will be in Torfaen today to celebrate the beginning of construction at three new local Primary schools.
- New plan to improve orthopaedic services in Wales
- Proposals for new £24m Dyfi Bridge go on display
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- Minister launches plan to help Welsh pupils go global
- A call for proposals on a migrant Roma strategy for Wales
- Draft Statutory Guidance on Multi-Agency Collaboration in respect of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- A framework for managing the night time economy in Wales
- Fire and Rescue National Framework 2016 onwards
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Care and Support (Business Failure) (Wales) Regulations 2015 and the Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2015, stemming from the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
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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 »
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- Statistics & Research
- Hospital admissions data online
- Local authority revenue and capital outturn expenditure
- NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments
- Welsh Health Survey - Assessing the impact of a change in physical activity questions and the introduction of questions on e-cigarette use
- Welsh language use in the community: Research study
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The information on new house building is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC), which is a private approved inspector. It does not include information from other private approved inspectors.
- On an annual basis, there has been a sustained increase in the number of new dwellings started in Wales over the last three years. During 2014-15, numbers increased by 20 per cent compared with the previous year. This increase has continued into the April to June quarter of 2015-16 with a total of 1,804 new dwellings started, up by 6 per cent on the same quarter of 2013-14.
- The number of new dwellings completed annually increased over the last two years, with numbers up by 6 per cent during 2014-15. As with starts, this increase has continued into the April to June quarter of 2015-16, with a total of 1,750 new dwellings completed, which is 10 per cent more than the same quarter of 2014-15.
- The private sector continued to account for the majority of new house building activity, at 84 per cent of all new dwellings completed during April to June 2015-16.
- During April to June 2015-16, the number of private sector completions increased by 9 per cent from the previous year, to 1,477 dwellings, whilst RSL completions were up by 15 per cent to 273 dwellings. There were no local authority dwellings completed during the quarter.
- The highest percentage of new dwellings completed in Wales continued to be 3 bedroom properties. During April to June 2015-16, they accounted for 42 per cent of all completions.
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The information published on StatsWales includes local authority level data as well as the number of new dwellings completed by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.
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