Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces details of High Street Rates Relief Scheme
Mark Drakeford today announced details of a £10m targeted relief scheme to provide extra support for high street businesses across Wales from April.
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- New innovation fund launched
- Mark Drakeford announces details of High Street Rates Relief Scheme
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 »
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Animal health and welfare
We are responsible for the control and, where possible, the eradication of animal disease in Wales to improve the health and welfare of our animals.
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration was declared by the Welsh Ministers on 6 December 2016. This means extra biosecurity measures for all poultry and captive birds to protect them from the risk from wild birds.
Controlling disease outbreaks
Disease outbreaks and the measures to control them can carry wide and costly consequences for public health, the economy and the environment. Also, the way we treat animals is an important reflection of the values of our society. This means that improving the health and welfare of animals is important to all of us.
We aim to secure lasting improvements in the agriculture sector and safeguard the future for farmers in Wales by:
- protecting and improving the quality of Welsh stock
- controlling and eradicating diseases.
We also take action to prevent disease getting into the food chain by:
- monitoring animal movements
- veterinary surveillance
- ensuring that animals or meat from infected areas are not imported into Wales.