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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Local Authority Revenue Outturn Expenditure, 2007-08
Statistics on revenue outturn expenditure and financing by Welsh authorities include data for police, fire and national park authorities, for 2007-08. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 4 December 2007.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Total gross revenue expenditure for 2007-08, as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities, was £6.7 billion. This represents an increase of 4.1% over the previous year.
- Specific and special government grants increased by £100 million or 6.6% and accounted for 24% of total gross expenditure in 2007 08.
- Net revenue expenditure, i.e. excluding specific and special grants, increased by 3.4% in 2007-08.
- Education services accounted for 34% of the total gross expenditure, social services 19%, police 9% and fire services 2%.
- Revenue support grant accounted for 59% of the budget requirement across Wales, with council tax accounting for 22% and redistributed non-domestic rates 15%. Police grant from the Home Office made up the remaining 4%.
- Total gross revenue expenditure per head in Wales (including police and fire) was £2,261. The county recording the highest expenditure per head was Merthyr Tydfil at £2,342 per person. The lowest recorded expenditure per head was Monmouthshire with £1,722 per head. The highest police authority spend per head was for South Wales police authority at £217 per head.
- Local authorities put £97 million into their reserves in 2007-08. This represents an increase of £72 million over the previous year.
Further information can be found on the StatsWales website.
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