Successful prosecutions for scallop fishing offences »We take seriously our responsibility for managing and protecting Welsh seas and all our natural resources.Learn more »
Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has offered her congratulations to students across Wales celebrating their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.
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- Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
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- National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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If you are aged 16 and under or 60 and over, you can swim for free at your local authority swimming pool.
We are funding free swimming in Wales for:
- children and young people aged 16 and under during all school holidays and at the weekend
- older people aged 60 and over outside school holidays.
Some local authorities have extended the scheme to provide 60+ free swimming all year around.
The Free Swimming pilot initiative is the 1st of its kind in Europe. It aims to increase participation in physical activity and improve the health and well-being of the nation. It does this by improving access to local authority leisure services.
We invest £3·5m per year in the Free Swimming initiative. Sport Wales (external link) manages the scheme and it is delivered by our partners in local authorities.