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
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.