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 »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
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, produced by the Office for National Statistics, which shows the amount of money that the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after income distribution measures have taken effect.
- Gross disposable household income (GDHI) per head in Wales in 2012 was £14,623 or 87.1 per cent of the UK average, up 0.5 percentage points relative to the UK average on 2011. This proportion increased year-on-year between 2000 and 2005, after which the series has fluctuated though there have been increases in each of the last two years.
- Wales saw the third largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 1999 and 2012, up 61.5 per cent compared to a 57.1 per cent increase across the UK as a whole.
- Wales saw the second largest percentage increase in GDHI per head out of the UK countries and English regions between 2011 and 2012, up 3.8 per cent compared to 3.3 per cent for the UK as a whole. The largest increase was in the North East (up 4.0 per cent).
- The estimates for 2012 show that GDHI per head in East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys were 91.8 per cent and 84.3 per cent of the UK average respectively.
- West Wales and the Valleys has seen an increase of 60.0 per cent in GDHI per head since 1999, while East Wales has seen a 63.7 per cent increase, both above the increase for the UK (up 57.1 per cent).
- GDHI per head in Wales in 2012 was the 4th lowest amongst the UK countries and English regions, ahead of Northern Ireland, the North East and Yorkshire & the Humber.
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