Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Steroid abuse risking the health of a generation
Many users are young men seeking to enhance their body image, or to improve their performance while participating in sport.
- Deeside Corridor consultation to start in March
- Clips from latest major productions filmed in Wales feature on new promotional showreel
Featured Article »£40m available for research and innovation proposals
- Steroid abuse risking the health of a generation
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- Council Tax dwellings
- Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) awarded in Wales
- Incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle in Great Britain
- Key economic statistics - Headline results
- NHS cancer waiting times
- Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
English for Speakers of Other Languages
- To improve security in the immigration system, the Home Office has introduced a revised list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) and test centres.
- The Home Office believes that the security of the immigration and nationality system needs strengthening, and that it would not be feasible or reasonable to require other institutions to introduce the type of security measures the Home Office will be requiring of all new SELT list providers.
Consequently, from November 2015, in addition to passing the Life in the UK test, individuals applying for settlement or citizenship will be required to demonstrate their English language skills by taking a test at one of the centres on the new SELT list.
- This change will come into force during autumn 2015. This will give those individuals studying a funded course this academic year the opportunity to make an application for settlement or citizenship using that qualification, as well as ensuring that any starting a course later in 2015 are aware of the changing requirements.
- It should be noted that this does not apply to Refugees who are not required to provide evidence of English language ability in their applications for settlement.
- Welsh Government Officials are liaising with colleagues in the UK Home Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to draft more detailed guidance once more information becomes available.