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 »
Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales with their care needs comes into operation today, following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by the UK Government.
- Transport Minister outlines Metro Phase Two plans
- Minister accepts ‘Successful Futures’ recommendations in full
- Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
- Draft revised guidance on disciplinary and dismissal procedures for school staff
- Prevention of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
Featured consultation »Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education
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Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) BillThe bill creates the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more sustainable and joined-up way.
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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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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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