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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.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
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Tourism in Wales
This page provides topline facts and figures on tourism in Wales
More detailed information is available by clicking on the links on the left hand side.
- In 2011, there were 9.7 million overnight trips to Wales by GB residents. The associated spend was £1,734 million.
- 75% of GB visitors to Wales came for a holiday, 12% to visit friends or relatives and 10% on business.
- Among the regions of Wales, North Wales attracted the largest share of overnight GB tourists on a holiday. The majority of overnight business trips occurred in South East Wales.
- The Great Britain Day Visits survey indicated that expenditure by day trippers in Wales amounted to over £2.9 billion in 2011.
- Wales attracted 879,000 international visitors spending £328 million during 2011.
- The four top generating countries for overseas tourism to Wales were the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany and USA.
- 42% of International visitors were on a holiday trip, 36% were visiting friends or relatives and 16% were on business during 2011.
- In total there were some 10.6 million overnight visitors to Wales spending nearly £ 2.1 billion during 2011.
- The Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) at Cardiff University has recently updated the Wales Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) work to a 2007 base. Its purpose is to provide a more accurate assessment of the contribution of Tourism to the economy. It follows an internationally accepted methodology approved by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
- The top line results indicated total annual tourism demand of around £4.2.billion, Gross Value Added (GVA) by Tourism of £1.8 billion. This equates to 4.3% of total direct GVA for the Welsh economy. These figures compare with the following for TSA 2000: £3.5 billion for demand, £1.1 billion in respect of GVA and 3.7% of direct GVA.