Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
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 which includes information on vehicles licensed, road traffic, bus passenger journeys, air passengers, accidents, casualties and expenditure on travel.
- Wales represents 6 per cent of the road traffic in Great Britain, 5 per cent of the road vehicles licensed, 2 per cent of the bus passenger journeys and 1 per cent of the terminal airport passengers.
- Wales has a higher proportion of people using a car, van or minibus to travel to work (81 per cent in 2011) than England (67 per cent) or Scotland (69 per cent).
- Wales represents 5 per cent of total road casualties in Great Britain, 5 per cent of killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualties and 5 per cent of child (aged 0-15) KSI casualties.
- Over the three years 2008 to 2010, average total expenditure for Welsh households was £394 per week, some 84 per cent of the UK average of £467 per week.
- Within this total, Welsh households spent an average of £52 per week on transport items, just over 13 per cent of total expenditure.
- It is estimated that three quarters of people aged 17 and over in Wales have a full driving licence, compared with 73 per cent in England and 69 per cent in Scotland.
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