New Taxes for Wales

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There will be a debate in Plenary on 4 July 2017 to consider the case for new taxes in Wales.

Where do the powers for Wales to introduce its own taxes come from?

The Wales Act 2014 allows the creation of new Welsh taxes by way of an Order in Council. The Order has to be laid and approved by the House of Commons, House of Lords and the National Assembly for Wales.

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Debate on the General Principles of the ALN Bill

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On Tuesday (6 June 2017), Assembly Members will debate the general principles of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill and vote whether to allow it to proceed to the second stage of the Assembly’s legislative process.

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New Publication: The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2

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Stage 2 consideration of the Public Health (Wales) Bill was carried out in the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on 23 March 2017.

All amendments brought forward by the Welsh Government were agreed. Whilst no opposition amendments were agreed, the Minister for Social Services and Public Health indicated that she would work with Members and consider bringing forward further amendments in a number of areas at Stage 3.

The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2 (PDF, 316KB).


Article by Philippa Watkins, National Assembly for Wales Research Service.

New Publication: Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill – Bill Summary

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The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill was introduced on 12 December 2016 by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, Alun Davies.

The Welsh Government is unequivocal about the need for change. It describes the Bill as a ‘complete overhaul’ of a system ‘no longer fit for purpose’.

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New Publication: Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2

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The Land Transaction and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill (‘the Bill’) was laid before the Assembly on 12 September 2016. The Bill was introduced in plenary by Mark Drakeford, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, on 13 September 2016.

The Bill is the first tax specific legislation to be introduced in the Assembly. It establishes provisions for Land Transaction Tax (LTT) in Wales, which will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in April 2018.

This document sets out some of the key changes made to the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill (“the Bill”) during Stage 2 proceedings.

Stage 3 consideration will take place in Plenary on 28 March 2017 to consider amendments to the Bill (as amended at Stage 2).

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2 (PDF, 1040KB).


Article by Christian Tipples, National Assembly for Wales Research Service.

Assembly to debate the general principles of the Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill

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The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 28 November 2016, and introduced in plenary by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government on 29 November 2016. The Assembly will debate the general principles of the Bill on 21 March 2017.

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Devolution of energy and environmental powers: is the new settlement a lasting one in the face of Brexit?

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The devolution settlement is changing under the Wales Act 2017 which received royal assent on 31 January 2017. This article explores what this means for energy and environmental powers in Wales, and also highlights the different attitudes to the devolution of powers following withdrawal from the EU.

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