Action packed August Bank Holiday
The waters of Cardiff bay will be full of action this weekend as the last summer bank holiday gets underway with the P1 Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea.
- Secondary School attendance levels at record high
- £5.7m Welsh Government investment into clinical research and development
- Action packed August Bank Holiday
- Review of the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings)(Wales) Regulations
- The development of an energy efficiency strategy for Wales
- Welsh Government action plan to further equality for transgender people
- Secondary legislation for development management
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.
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
Welsh exports for the four quarters up to and including 2015 quarter 1 were down 12.3 per cent on the previous four quarters (sum of the UK countries and English regions down 5.2 per cent). Figures for 2015 quarter 1 in isolation were down on the same quarter in 2014 and down on the previous quarter.
- The value of exports for Wales for the four quarters up to and including 2015 quarter 1 fell by £1,802 million compared with the previous four quarters.
- There was a fall in exports to EU countries of £915 million (14.2 per cent) and a fall in exports to non-EU countries of £887 million (10.8 per cent). Exports to the EU accounted for 42.9 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 47.7 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions.
- Three of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with the North East having the largest increase (up 6.7 per cent) followed by the West Midlands (up 3.4 per cent). The remaining nine regions saw falls over this period, with London having the largest fall (down 17.4 per cent) followed by Wales (down 12.3 per cent).
- Between 1999 and the four quarters up to and including 2015 quarter 1 there was a 101.4 per cent increase in Welsh exports, the fourth largest of the UK countries and English regions. This compares with an increase of 69.7 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions. No country or English region saw a fall over this period.
- Looking at 2015 quarter 1 in isolation, total exports (by value) for Wales were down on the corresponding quarter in 2014 by £410 million (down 11.6 per cent) to £3,124 million. Six of the twelve UK countries and English regions had falls over this period. The East had the largest fall (down 26.1 per cent) whilst London had the largest increase (up 16.9 per cent). Overall, the value of exports for the sum of the UK countries and English regions fell by 3.5 per cent.
- Welsh exports for 2015 quarter 1 were lower in value than in the previous quarter (down £139 million or 4.3 per cent), whilst the sum of the UK countries and English regions fell by 5.9 per cent. All of the twelve UK countries and English regions had falls over this period with Scotland having the largest fall (down 17.2 per cent).
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