Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
The most fundamental reform to homelessness legislation in over 30 years comes into force across Wales.
- Deputy Minister for Skills visits Germany to learn more about their apprenticeship programmes
- GE Healthcare's first Innovation Village in the UK creates international interest from young life science businesses
- New law to reduce homelessness comes into force
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper - Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People
- Interim non-statutory standards for sustainable drainage (SuDS) in Wales – designing, constructing, operating and maintaining surface water drainage systems
- Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 – Part 1 Guidance to Fire and Rescue Authorities and Fire and Rescue Authorities Support and Intervention Protocol
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 »
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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.