“Far more than just a transport scheme” - First Minister makes the case for South Wales Metro on Brussels visit
The Metro is a catalyst for transforming the Welsh economy.
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- “Far more than just a transport scheme” - First Minister makes the case for South Wales Metro on Brussels visit
Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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Ban on smoking in public places
The legislation has improved air quality and reduced exposure to second hand smoke.
Legislation to ban smoking in enclosed public places was introduced in 2007 to protect the public from second-hand smoke. The smoking ban been a public health success. Research commissioned by the Welsh Government shows air quality has improved significantly since the smoking ban was introduced and many people are now smoking less. Results from the Welsh Health Survey suggest that the number of adults being exposed to second-hand smoke has also reduced.