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 »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
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- Welsh declaration of the rights of older people
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- 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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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
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Review of the vetting and barring scheme
On 15 June 2010 it was announced that the scheme would be halted pending a review.
On 11 February 2011 the review report was published and changes to the scheme will be implemented via the Protection of Freedoms Bill.
The UK government has announced that the vetting and barring scheme is to be scaled back, while ensuring vulnerable groups are appropriately protected.
Many people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults will not now need to register.
The proposals, which follow a review of the existing system, include:
- merge the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) into a new body providing a proportionate barring and criminal records checking service;
- a large reduction of the number of positions requiring checks to those working most closely and regularly with children and vulnerable adults;
- portability of criminal records checks between jobs to cut down on bureaucracy;
- an end to a requirement for those working or volunteering with vulnerable groups to register and be continuously monitored; and
- stopping employers who knowingly request criminal records checks on individuals who are not entitled to them.
Further details with links to the Bill and reports are available on the Home Office website.