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 »
New £20m a year fund to help keep people out of hospital and in their own home
A new, £20m-a-year Welsh Government fund will support people in their own homes and local communities, reducing pressure on hospitals.
- New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
- Review of the legal sector in Wales commissioned to identify opportunities for growth
- New £20m a year fund to help keep people out of hospital and in their own home
- 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
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
In Wales during 2013 there was total freight traffic through Welsh ports of 58.9 million tonnes (Mt); of this, 39.1 Mt were good inwards and 19.8 Mt were goods outwards. Welsh ports accounted for 12 per cent of the total United Kingdom (UK) port traffic of 503.0 Mt.
The largest components of these flows:
- liquid oil products, with total traffic of 19.1 Mt; of which nearly 15 Mt was goods outwards, with 11.4 Mt exported to the rest of the world and 3.6 Mt sent to destinations elsewhere in the UK. The remaining 4.2 Mt were goods inwards from both UK and foreign sources
- crude oil, with total traffic of 5.5 Mt; of which all was inwards, with 3.9 Mt from the rest of the UK and 11.6 Mt imported from elsewhere in the world
- liquefied gas, with total traffic of 6.5 Mt.
Welsh ports also act as the gateway between the Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe with, for example, nearly three quarters of goods carried on HGVs between Ireland and Europe passing through Wales.
- 416 thousand lorries and unaccompanied trailers passed through Welsh ports to and from Ireland. Within this total, around half were from, and half to, Ireland. Over three quarters (78%) of this traffic went through Holyhead
- in addition, in 2013 there were 2.6 million sea passengers travelling between Wales and Ireland; 2.0 million of these passed through Holyhead with the remainder using the ports of Fishguard and Milford Haven.
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