Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- More Working Smarter improvements rolled out
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Financial inclusion strategy for Wales
In this current economic climate, financial exclusion looks set to remain a difficult problem to overcome, making it even more important for us to do all that we can to promote financial inclusion, particularly for those that are already suffering from the impact of exclusion and those who are at risk of being drawn into the exclusion trap.
The publication of Wales’ first Financial Inclusion Strategy gives our undertaking to address the barriers to financial inclusion and to support those who can least afford to be financially excluded.
The Financial Inclusion Strategy and the associated Action Plan identify the work which needs to be undertaken by the Welsh Government, in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, to address the problems associated with financial exclusion. These organisations have been involved in the development of the Strategy from its outset and will be key players in the ongoing delivery of Financial Inclusion initiatives.
The overall aim of the Strategy and Action Plan is to facilitate a joint-agency response to financial inclusion that will improve the current financial landscape, including awareness raising, financial capability, advice on income maximisation and money management, specialist debt counselling, accessible savings opportunities and access to mainstream banking and sources of affordable credit through third sector lenders.