Legislation

The National Assembly for Wales has powers to make laws, known as ‘Acts of the Assembly’. These may originate as a Public Bill introduced by the Welsh Government (usually following consultation on a White Paper), an Assembly Committee, an individual Assembly Member or the Assembly Commission. Law applicable to Wales in certain non-devolved areas continues to be made in Parliament. 

Progress of legislation as well as guidance about the legislative process is available on the National Assembly website and UK Parliament website.

The below details some of the Bills that the WLGA has given evidence on, either during the policy development stage (White Paper) or during pre-legislative scrutiny:


Local Government (Wales) Bill

Introduced 26 January 2015

The Local Government (Wales) Act 2015 became law in Wales on 25 November 2015.


Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill

Introduced 12 September 2016

The Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017 became law in Wales on 24 May 2017.


Public Health (Wales) Bill

Introduced 7 November 2016

The Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 became law in Wales on 3 July 2017.


Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill

Introduced 28 November 2016

The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017 became law in Wales on 7 September 2017.


Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill

Introduced 12 December 2016

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 became law in Wales on 24 January 2018.


Trade Union (Wales) Bill

Introduced 16 January 2017

The Trade Union (Wales) Act 2017 became law in Wales on 7 September 2017.


Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

Introduced 13 March 2017

The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Act 2018 became law in Wales on 24 January 2018.


Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

Introduced 2 October 2017


Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018

Introduced 16 October 2017

The Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018 became law in Wales on 13 June 2018.


Autism (Wales) Bill

Introduced 13 July 2018


For more information contact: Daniel Hurford

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