New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a new virus which has been reported in cattle, sheep and goats. SBV is not a notifiable disease.
This virus belongs to a group of viruses that are spread by insects (mostly midges). The disease was first discovered in Germany in 2011 and since then has been found across Northern and Western Europe and the UK.
SBV was detected for the first time in Wales, on a premises in Ceredigion, in September 2012.
The virus has been associated with brief mild/moderate disease in adult cattle. Late abortion or birth defects have been observed in newborn cattle, sheep and goats.
A vaccine against SBV has now been given marketing authorisation and is available for use across the UK. Livestock keepers interested in more information about the vaccine should contact their private veterinary surgeon.