Successful prosecutions for scallop fishing offences »We take seriously our responsibility for managing and protecting Welsh seas and all our natural resources.Learn more »
Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has offered her congratulations to students across Wales celebrating their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.
- Recycling in Wales reaches record high
- Stellar team poised ready to recognise Welsh heroes
- Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
- Proposed changes to how Environmental Impact Assessment applies to Town and Country Planning
- National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021
- Establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee
- Consultation on The Local Authorities (Calculations of Council Tax Base) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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We work with and support local authorities and the independent sector who deliver social services.
We are responsible for legislation and policy, and ensuring that services are regulated and inspected. We also fund and give guidance to local authorities.
Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act comes into force in April 2016. It is the new legal framework that brings together and modernises social services law.
The Act will change the social services sector giving people more of a say over their care and support.
The law is based on the four principles of well-being, people, partnership and prevention.
Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act
The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act was granted Royal Assent in January 2016.
The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act has changed the foundation of the sector, and this sister Act will build on the success of regulation in Wales to improve the quality of care and support, and strengthen the protection of citizens.