Jane Hutt responds to ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Spending Review
Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has today responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement which sets out public spending plans for the next five years.
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- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
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Wales Employment and Skills Board (WESB)
It provides the employer perspective to Welsh Government Ministers on employment and skills matters, with a view to ensuring delivery is better aligned to the needs of employers and individuals across Wales. The board was established as an independent advisory Board in 2008.
WESB is chaired by the Wales Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and has broad employer representation from both the public and private sector. The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology attends in an observer capacity. Meetings are held quarterly.
The core membership of WESB is comprised of the following:
- Chair: the Wales Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
- Employer representative bodies: the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
- Wales TUC
- Employers from a broad range of sectors
- Welsh Government officials: Group Director of Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Deputy Director, Employment and Skills, and Deputy Director, Strategic Policy, Department for Economy, Science and Transport (DES&T).
WESB also provides support to the Wales Commissioner in reflecting the policy issues, needs and priorities in Wales, and provides a mechanism for the Wales Commissioner to feed back to Welsh Government Ministers and other stakeholders on the work of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
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