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New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
The most fundamental reform to homelessness legislation in over 30 years comes into force across Wales.
- Deputy Minister for Skills visits Germany to learn more about their apprenticeship programmes
- GE Healthcare's first Innovation Village in the UK creates international interest from young life science businesses
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- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
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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
Rail station usage
A report which compares rail station usage, for each and every station by line or route.
- In 2013-14 there were 220 rail stations in Wales.
- There was an annual increase of 2.1 per cent in the number of station entries/exits in Wales in 2013-14 compared to last year.
- Cardiff Central remains the busiest station in Wales with around one quarter of all station entries/exits (11.7m in 2013-14).
- Of the of the 20 busiest stations in Wales, half are part of the Valley Lines network, not including Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street and two in North Wales at Rhyl and Wrexham General.
- Rail station usage in Wales accounts for around 2 per cent of the UK total.
Other patterns in the figures; in the year to 2013-14 and within the growth for Wales as whole
- An increase in entries/exists in the South East Wales region; with large recorded increases for some stations (e.g. Merthyr line) as ATW have put in ‘revenue protection measures’ (so some rail users at these stations are now buying tickets, so they are recorded in the data, whereas before they did not).
- Rail travel westwards beyond Swansea is broadly flat (despite growth at Gowerton and at Fishguard & Goodwick stations).
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