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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Research by topic
Education and skills
The Welsh Government is committed to learning, education and skills policies. Research enables us to shape our policies and services to the needs of learners and learning providers in Wales. You can access reports published by us on this topic through the Education and skills research and evaluation pages.
Environment and countryside
We aim to create a sustainable environment for the people of Wales and for future generations. The role of research and evaluation is to inform, support and shape current and future policy development. Click on the links below if you would like to find out more about research funded by us on this topic.
- Environment research programme - A research and monitoring programme on the environment, funded by the Welsh Government. The programme aims to complement the research carried out by other government departments and agencies, to ensure that through collaborative funding and steering of projects, specific Welsh issues are researched adequately.
- Wales Rural Observatory - Undertakes independent research across a range of areas including environmental, social, economic and cultural issues affecting rural Wales. Funded by us through the Rural Development Plan 2007-2013 to support evidence-based rural policymaking in Wales.
Health and social care
We care about the health and well being of everyone living in Wales. Research helps us make better policies and deliver better services. This is about much more than treating disease - it is about addressing the social, economic and environmental influences that affect health and well being. Health and social care research is carried out by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Clinical Research Centre (NISCHR).
- Research by NISCHR - NISCHR develops policy on research and development (R&D), commissions and funds R&D activity and contract manages projects and initiatives to reflect health and social care priorities.
Housing and community
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in a good quality home within a secure and safe community. Our research helps us develop policies that deliver this vision, regenerating communities and improving the lives of people in Wales. Research reports and summaries published by us on this topic can be accessed through the Housing and community research pages.
The aim of the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) is to make European Structural Funds work efficiently and effectively in Wales. The Welsh European Funding Office Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Team monitors and evaluates the impact of current and past generations of Structural Fund programmes on the economic and structural problems of Wales.
We provide financial support to Local Authorities in Wales and work closely with them to improve their capacity and capability to deliver their services. From the Local Government research pages, you can access research reports published by us on this topic.
We are responsible for the overall framework of the planning system in Wales. The Wales Planning Research Programme and the Minerals Research Programme have been established to support planning policy development in Wales. You can find out more through the Planning research pages.
Tourism is a hugely competitive, dynamic and constantly changing industry. Our tourism team Visit Wales is responsible for the promotion and development of tourism in Wales. The role of our Tourism Research team is to support these key functions. You can find out more on our research in this topic area through the tourism research pages.