Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones is travelling to America today to meet with political representatives and business leaders in Washington and New York.
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- Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
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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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
UK forestry standard
The UK forestry standard (UKFS) is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the United Kingdom.
The UKFS (external link), supported by its series of guidelines:
- outlines the context for forestry in the UK
- sets out the approach of the UK Governments to sustainable forest management
- defines standards and requirements
- provides a basis for regulation and monitoring.
Practising sustainable forestry means managing our forests in a way that meets our needs at present, but not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. They will rightly expect that their forests and woodlands offer at least the same benefits and opportunities as we enjoy today.
At the heart of the UKFS approach is the importance of balancing the environmental, economic and social benefits of forests. They recognise that our forests serve a wide range of objectives. All of our woodlands managed by Natural Resources Wales (external link) are certified under the UKFS.