New appointments to the Arts Council of Wales
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates, has today announced the appointment of two new members to the Arts Council of Wales. (ACW).
- Caernarfon Castle welcomes nearly 40,000 visitors during its first fortnight hosting Poppies: Weeping Window
- Half a million pounds to improve access to Wales’ Great Outdoors
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- New appointments to the Arts Council of Wales
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Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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Reducing Welsh emissions
The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 sets out the approach to help Wales reduce its carbon emissions.
The adoption of the legislation will help accelerate emission reductions and move to a clean economy and low carbon society. The Act will:
- Place a duty on Welsh Ministers to ensure that they are at least 80% lower that the base lines for green house gases
- Puts in place provision for interim emissions targets to be set for 2020, 2030 & 2040
- Place a duty on Welsh Ministers to set five yearly carbon budgets
- Place a duty on Welsh Ministers to publish a statement after each carbon budget measuring progress
- Duty on Welsh Ministers to prepare and publish a report for each budgetary period setting out their policies and proposals for that period
- Establishes body to advise Government on latest scientific evidence and report progress being made against budgets targets
The Environment Act is a major step change which fully recognises the implications of the Paris Agreement and aims accelerate action to tackle it across all sectors.