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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Local government finance statistics
Our statistical releases contain a complete and comprehensive set of information on local authority finance in Wales. The releases cover revenue and capital spending, general and specific grants, council tax and information on non-domestic rates. They cover historic, current and budgeted data.
Revenue Outturn and Revenue Budget is expenditure associated with running local authority services, such as salaries and wages, the purchase of goods such as books for schools and day-to-day running costs such as heating, lighting and cleaning of buildings.
Capital Outturn and Capital Forecast is expenditure on investment in local authority services, mainly the provision, acquisition and enhancement of fixed assets such as land, buildings and vehicles.
Non-Domestic Rates are collected by each billing authority for each business within its area.
Council tax is a charge levied on each domestic dwelling for the provision of local authority services. This includes elements for the county or county borough council, together with elements for the police authority and, if one exists, for the local community council.
Education expenditure is expenditure on nursery, primary, secondary and special schools including teacher costs, home to school transport and schools repairs and maintenance. Education expenditure also covers out of schools services such as youth service, community and further education.
Who are the key users?
We believe the key users of local government finance statistics are:
- Ministers and the Members Research Service in the National Assembly for Wales
- Her Majesty’s Treasury
- The Office for National Statistics
- Communities and Local Government
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
- Local government unitary authorities (elected members and officials)
- Students, academics and universities,
- Other areas of the Welsh Assembly Government
- Other government departments
- Individual citizens and private companies.
What is the data used for?
The statistics are used in a variety of ways. Some examples of these include:
- Advice to Ministers
- Local Government Finance revenue settlement calculations
- Unitary authority comparisons and benchmarking
- Wales expenditure compared to other countries
- To inform debate in the National Assembly for Wales and beyond
- To assist in research in public expenditure issues
- Economic analysis.
We actively encourage feedback of our statistics. If you have any comments or queries, or if you don’t think the list adequately reflects the range of users and uses, then please contact us at: email@example.com or fill out a feedback form.