Why living in Wales is different to the rest of the UK

The Government of Wales Act 1998 granted the formation of the National Assembly. The Assembly was granted the power to pass laws on devolved matters, whilst the UK Parliament at Westminster continues to pass laws on reserved matters, those with a UK-wide or international impact.

What you need to think about before moving to Wales

Before moving to Wales it is worth familiarising yourself with the differences caused by the devolution before you make the move, including:

  • Curriculum
  • Environment
  • Taxation
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Local government
  • Highways and transport

Information for RAF personnel and families in Wales

Welcome to Wales guide

The Welsh Assembly – Support for the Armed Forces community which includes a ‘Welcome to Wales’ document for Serving personnel and their families. It includes information on:

  • health
  • education and skills
  • employment
  • tax
  • housing

Welcome to Wales Guide (gov.wales) >

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The Welsh Government works closely with the Armed Forces sector. There is a lot of support for personnel, service leavers and their families in Wales – more information can be fount at GOV.WALES >