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 »
A taste of Wales in London
“It is great to see our producers celebrating our patron Saint of Wales - St David and promoting their wonderful products in London. We have such a fine array of quality products here in Wales."
- St David’s Day in Dubai
- Across Wales young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- A taste of Wales in London
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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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 revenue and capital expenditure, non-domestic rates and council tax.
- Gross revenue expenditure, including spending financed by specific grants, stood at £7,741 million or £2,527 per head of population.
- Capital expenditure was £1,036 million, of which £261 million was expenditure on education and £207 million was expenditure on transport.
2012-13 council tax collection
- By 31 March 2013, councils had collected 97% of all council tax due for 2012-13, which was 99% of the amount budgeted to be collected.
- Local authorities budgeted to spend £2,597 per head of population or £7,957 million on gross revenue expenditure.
- Provision for education services accounted for 33% of the total budgeted gross revenue expenditure, social services for 20%, whilst police and fire services accounted for a further 9% and 2% respectively.
- Local authorities forecast capital expenditure to be £1,102 million in 2013-14.
- The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales in 2013-14 was 1,338,304. The average band D council tax across Wales for 2013-14 is £1,226, a rise of 3.2% over 2012 13.
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