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 »
New Bill to protect our past for Wales of tomorrow introduced
- Last chance to have your say on Wales’ future curriculum
- Extra support available for farmers ahead of SAF deadline
- New Bill to protect our past for Wales of tomorrow introduced
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Tax devolution in Wales - Consultation on a Land Transaction Tax
- Consultation on the Regulation of Private Housing (Information, Periods and Fees for Registration and Licensing) (Wales) Regulations 2015
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
Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales
Professor Williams is a leading researcher into Alzheimer's Disease.
She is head of the Neurodegeneration section of the Medical Research Council Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics; and a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. She was born in Merthyr and studied psychology at Cardiff University.
Professor John Harries was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales from 01 May 2010 until April 2013, when he retired. During his time in the post, 'Science for Wales' was published.
The role of the Chief Scientific Adviser:
- to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as the STEM subjects
- lead the scientific effort within the Welsh Government
- review scientific advice provided to the Welsh Government
- engage with the wider scientific community
- bring together businesses, the Welsh Government and universities for their mutual benefit and to expand our economy
- work with the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) and Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers in the UK Government
- act as Head of Profession for science and technology staff in Wales and particularly in the Welsh Government.