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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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- Business and economy
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- 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.
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 »
Written - Flexible Support for Business
The Assembly Government is committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, wherever they operate, grow and prosper, delivering more and better jobs for the people of Wales. One of the ways in which we can do this is to work directly with businesses and provide bespoke support to meet their needs.
To that end, from tomorrow my Department will be operating a new Flexible Support for Business model, underpinned by the Single Investment Fund promised in ‘One Wales’.
The Flexible Support for Business model has been developed in response to, and in consultation with business. It will reduce confusion in the marketplace and enable us to deliver services to businesses more efficiently. The model supports the public service transformation agenda as set out in the Beecham and Varney reviews. Its key features are:
- Access Fast, simple and straightforward access to information, advice and support for all existing businesses, and prospective businesses, via a gateway that includes a single website, a national phone number, and face to face contact through a network of local centres.
- Relationship Management
Dedicated relationship managers to support the development of strategically important businesses by building a package of relevant tailored support that will unlock the growth potential of those businesses.
- Funding and Specialist Support
The Single Investment Fund will be the new unified source for a package of financial and specialist support from the Assembly Government to meet businesses’ individual needs.
The new approach will be rolled out during 2008-09 to encompass business support activity across and beyond the Assembly Government. Flexible Support for Business will also include new and improved start up support (from June) and services for growth businesses (from October).
From tomorrow, changes to the national customer entry point will go live with the introduction of a new number 03000 6 03000 for existing companies and those people wishing to start up in business. The new website,
use : business support wales
will become the government portal for businesses in, or looking to invest in, Wales, and will begin to replace existing Welsh Assembly Government websites that currently provide information related to supporting business, including the Business Eye site.
Flexible Support for Business demonstrates our commitment to understanding and responding to business needs. It is a radical service delivery achievement, and underlines our determination for Wales to lead the way in creating an environment where both indigenous businesses and inward investors can thrive.