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 »
£6m to help older people live independently in their home
A £6 million investment to help older people in Wales live independently in their own home, has been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths.
- European approval for new Wales RDP
- Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
- £6m to help older people live independently in their home
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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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