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 »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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In this section
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
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Director General - Finance and Corporate Services
Michael is currently the Director General for Finance and Corporate Services, a post he took up from 23 September 2013. This is a key strategic role in the Welsh Government which sees him lead a newly amalgamated Directorate General with responsibility for finance, HR, ICT and expert services. In addition to this Michael is also Chair of the Welsh Government’s Legislative Programme Board.
Michael joined Welsh Government as Director General for Strategic Planning, Finance & Performance in 2010. This role, amongst other things saw him take the strategic lead for the Welsh Government’s £14.5 billion Budget and the European Structural Funds Programme (£2.9 billion). He retains these responsibilities in his current role.
Prior to making the move to Wales, Michael’s career was spent in a number of financial and operational roles within Whitehall departments, most recently as the Director of Finance at the Department for Education (formerly the Department for Children, Schools and Families), an opportunity which gave him overall responsibility for the Department’s £56 billion budget.
Michael is a qualified finance professional and has been a member of CIPFA since 1995 and a member of CIPFA Council since 2012. Michael is also a Non Executive director on the Department for Health’s Audit & Risk Committee.