First Minister welcomes plans to expand Heathrow
Statement by the First Minister on today's Heathrow announcement.
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- First Minister welcomes plans to expand Heathrow
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Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Our response to the independent report by Professor Dai Smith.
An action plan for Wales seeks to improve attainment through creativity, increase and improve arts experiences in schools, and support teachers and arts practitioners in developing their skills.
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We aim to encourage excellence in the arts in Wales and increase access for everyone.
We want to develop a vibrant and high-quality arts sector accessible to all communities in Wales.
We channel funding for the arts through the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) (external link). The Arts Council also distributes lottery money for the arts in Wales. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport, based in London, allocates these funds.
Each year the Welsh Government sends the Arts Council a remit letter. We set out a strategic framework in the remit letter which we send to ACW at the beginning of each financial year. ACW then decides how much funding organisations and individuals should receive.
Arts Council Remit Letter 2016-17 (File size: 214KB)