Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
The opening of Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley this Saturday gives Wales another iconic adventure tourism attraction and makes it an adventure destination to rival any in the world.
- New system for emergency ambulance services to prioritise patients in most need of care
- Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
- Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens
- Draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Revisions to the Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice
- The Welsh Language Tribunal - Practice Directions
- Consultation on the Proposals for the Interim Agricultural Wages Order
- Developments of National Significance
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Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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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.
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Crime in Wales has been consistently lower than in England with the gap narrowing in recent years. The general pattern in Wales is that crime in Dyfed-Powys police force area has been much lower than the Wales average; North Wales lower; South Wales higher; and Gwent much higher.
These are some of the more specific results from the report.
- Police recorded crime in Wales fell by 20 per cent between 2003 and 2009;there was a similar fall in England.
- In Wales, police recorded crime for burglary and car crime fell by a third.
between 2003 and 2009; there were similar falls in England.
- According to the British Crime Survey the rate of personal crime in Wales has fallen by a quarter and household crime by nearly a fifth between 2006 and 2009.
- Since 2004 the overall police recorded crime rates for Gwent and South Wales have been consistently higher than the Wales average; North Wales has been lower than the Wales average; and Dyfed-Powys much lower.
- In 2010 the rates of police recorded violent crime in South Wales and Gwent were similar to the averages for Wales, England, and most police force areas in England (apart from London which was high); the North Wales rate was a shade higher than these averages; and Dyfed-Powys much lower.
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