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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"
- 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 »
Annual Report On The Business And Environment Action Plan For Wales
The Business and Environment Action Plan for Wales was launched at the end of February 2003. It derives directly from the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development duty, our working in partnership objectives and the strategic vision for business and the environment as described in the “Setting a Fresh Direction” chapter of “A Winning Wales”.
When I launched the plan in Plenary, I stated that an annual report is automatically scheduled into action plans like this one, and I am therefore very pleased to publish the first of these reports produced in consultation with the steering group set up to implement the plan.
The report clearly illustrates the tangible achievements made in this first year by delivery partners and other agents within the resources management focus of the plan. Furthermore, the quality and range of activities detailed in the “work in progress” section is a very good indication of further significant benefits to businesses to assist in their take-up of environmental best practice.
An important strategic influence will be provided by the newly formed Expert Panel on Resources Management which will be influential in providing strategic direction and defining the next phase of the action plan’s focus.
Hence, the scope and impact of the plan will no doubt increase over the coming years and it is already an integral part of the Assembly Government’s core policy and strategies. Consequently, it has a part to play in achieving key aspects of our strategic vision in “Wales: A Better Country”. In particular, it has a clear delivery role in the recently updated National Assembly sustainable development scheme “Starting to Live Differently” and the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development draft action plan. The Business and Environment Action Plan also features in the “Wise about Waste” and “A Winning Wales” strategies.
A bilingual annual report accompanies this statement on the Cabinet Statement website.