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 »
Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales with their care needs comes into operation today, following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by the UK Government.
- Transport Minister outlines Metro Phase Two plans
- Minister accepts ‘Successful Futures’ recommendations in full
- Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Prevention of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
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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 »
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- Immunisation coverage rates for the main childhood vaccinations have maintained a high level for the last 10 years.
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 more than 95 per cent of the children who reached their 1st birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and were immunised against meningitis C and pneumococcal (PCV).
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 98 per cent of the children who reached their 2nd birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and 96 per cent were immunised against meningitis C.
- Coverage rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are still recovering from the falls seen in the early 2000s. 93 per cent of the children who reached their 5th birthday in the year ended 31 March 2014 had been immunised with the second dose against MMR, the highest ever annual uptake of this vaccination at five years of age.
- 88 per cent of children reaching their 4th birthday were up to date2 with their immunisations at this age.
- Uptake of 3 doses of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in 2012/13 school year 8 girls was 86 per cent, down from 87 per cent in the previous year.
- During autumn/winter 2013-14, 68 per cent of people aged 65 or over were immunised against influenza and 51 per cent of people aged under 65 in ‘at risk’ groups. These figures represent a small improvement since 2012-13.
(1) Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
(2) Completed 4 in 1 preschool booster, final dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the Hib/ MenC booster and second MMR dose by four years of age.
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