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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 »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for 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 »
Young butcher is top of the chops
Eighteen-year-old Tomos Hopkin from Rhiwfawr near Swansea delivers home-reared meat to local homes and businesses. He has won the coveted Welsh Young Butcher of the Year competition for the last three years and the Grand Slam British Young Butcher of the Year. He was also recently named Young Apprentice of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.
“Without my apprenticeship I wouldn’t have had the qualifications and skills to run my own business. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship because you earn while you learn and end up with a trade.”
After completing a Foundation Apprenticeship in Food Manufacture, Meat and Poultry Butchery Retail Skills, Tomos launched Gwyrhyd Mountain Meat. The young entrepreneur makes door-to-door sales of quality Welsh lamb, beef, pork, chicken and turkey from the family farm at Crachllwyn Farm near Swansea.
“Launching my own business and doing the meat rounds has helped the farm become more profitable. It’s been very rewarding to get good feedback from customers.
“I started off delivering to homes in the area, but I’ve now expanded to local businesses and hotels. I have lots of plans for the future and plan to continue expanding the business and building on my success so far.”
In our Programme for Government, the Welsh Government made a commitment to increase apprenticeship opportunities for young people and continue to support employers who offer high-quality apprenticeship places.
There are now in excess of 40,000 apprenticeships in Wales in a range of sectors including health and public services, business administration, construction, engineering, retail and customer service.