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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
Written - Welsh Dairy Strategy
Today, the Welsh Assembly Government is issuing a Strategic Action Plan for the Dairy Industry which is aimed at securing a sustainable, profitable, efficient and innovative Welsh dairy sector.
The plan is being launched at the Welsh Dairy Show in Carmarthen.The Strategic Action Plan outlines how the dairy sector can rise to the challenges and opportunities it faces, by:
- Meeting the needs of the market and capitalising on Wales unique features such as its climate, landscape and image of healthy food production;
- Adding value to milk and milk products;
- Working in partnership throughout the supply chain; and
- Protecting the environment and ensuring good animal health.
The Plan details the support available to assist producers in these areas. Support will be delivered primarily through Farming Connect and the Milk Development Council. Grant assistance will be available to small and medium sized food production companies. Funding will also be available for improving efficiencies within the food supply chain, and to help food and drink companies achieve designations which will help with marketing.
The Strategic Action Plan has been developed in close consultation with Welsh dairy farmers, the Agri-Food Partnership’s Dairy Strategy Group and the Milk Development Council. The Welsh Assembly Government will manage implementation of the strategic action plan in partnership with others.
The Welsh Assembly Government is well aware of how exposed the Welsh dairy farmer is to the factors that drive the global supply and demand of milk products. It also recognises the challenges which the industry faces in terms of the costs of production. The sector has been struggling to attract skilled labour and finds itself in an ever-changing environment. However, change brings challenges and opportunities for the industry which it must seize. Wales has a number of competitive advantages which are there for the industry to exploit. The aim of this Plan is to provide the dairy sector with the support it needs to thrive in the future and it is for all those involved in partnership working to drive success and achieve this plan’s vision for a sustainable, profitable, efficient and innovative Welsh dairy sector, which benefits the people of Wales.