New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Wales and Borders Rail Franchise
On April 1 2006 responsibility for the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise was passed from the Department of Transport in London to the Welsh Government in Cardiff.
As co-signatory to the Franchise with the Secretary of State the Welsh Government, through Transport, part of Local Government and Communities is responsible for the financial and performance management of passenger services covered by the agreement and any enhancements to it.
This high profile undertaking will forms a major contribution to driving forward the Welsh Government's agenda for providing and improving rail services in Wales involving a budget currently running at around £170 million per annum.
The Franchise Agreement in place with ATW details all aspects of what is expected from them in terms of running the service.
The Welsh Government have in place a Franchise Management team who work to ensure ATW follow to the best of their abilities the expectations outlined in the Franchise Agreement. Included in this agreement are annual targets for a variety of factors ranging from punctuality to cancellation rates, as well as the Performance incentive regime for the Franchise.
Network Rail is responsible for maintaining and operating the railway in steady state condition. The Assembly Government is working in partnership with Network Rail to fund enhancements to the railway infrastructure.