Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Applications now open for the Welsh Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme
A targeted round of the Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme is now available to businesses within the eight Welsh Enterprise Zones.
- Three quarters of a million pounds for Little Haven flood alleviation scheme
- Green Light for Porthcawl Maritime Centre
- Applications now open for the Welsh Enterprise Zone Business Rates 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 »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations
The EU Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe - known as the CAFÉ Directive - came into effect on 11 June 2008. It consolidates and repeals previous ambient air quality legislation with the exception of the Fourth Daughter Directive. The Fourth Daughter Directive relates to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic hydrocarbons in ambient air.
The Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2010 incorporate the CAFÉ Directive and the Fourth Daughter Directive into Welsh law, and replace the Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2007. The Regulations come into force on 11 June 2010.
The attached map details the two air quality zones in Wales: North Wales and South Wales. The map also details agglomerations in Wales. An agglomeration is an area that has a population of over 250,000 inhabitants.