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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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 - Bringing Forward Capital Expenditure
On 2 December I published the Assembly Government’s Final Budget for 2009/10 and announced the first tranche of projects to be taken forward under the Strategic Capital Investment Framework (SCIF).
At that time, I also outlined the Assembly Government’s intention to bring forward capital expenditure to support the Welsh economy in these tough times, and indicated that more would be said at the Economic Summit today.
In line with this, I am today announcing the Assembly Government’s intention to bring forward £23 million of capital expenditure into the remainder of this financial year, focused on labour-intensive investment proposals – in line with discussions with our partners at the All-Wales Economic Summits. The additional capital expenditure this year is proposed to include:
- £9 million of the small capital works and refurbishment programmes carried out by Local Authorities, Further Education Institutions and Higher Education Institutions to be brought forward on projects to improve educational accommodation provided by schools, college and university buildings. It will also enable them to address any backlog of maintenance works planned for 2009-10 earlier.
- £10 million of Social Housing Grant to be brought forward to accelerate social housing programmes to help reduce the effects of the credit crunch to the construction sector as well as meeting housing need and working to meet the One Wales commitment of 6,500 affordable homes. An additional £2m will be brought forward for physical adaptations for vulnerable people; and
- £2m for further work on the Heads of the Valleys low carbon economy programme.
This investment will be funded from underspends in the current financial year coupled with bringing forward resources from future years. The necessary budget changes for 2008/09 will be enacted through a Supplementary Budget.
The capital expenditure announced today is in addition to the SCIF investment of around £50 million expected this financial year, of which around £30 million will have a direct economic impact in 2008/09 through projects to deliver affordable homes, capital investment in schools and other capital programmes.
The range of measures provided for in the Final Budget, the investment flowing from the SCIF and the announcement today on bringing forward capital expenditure will put more money into the Welsh economy and act to help people and companies through the tough economic conditions arising from the global downturn. The Assembly Government will continue to work in partnership – in line with the collective aims agreed at previous Economic Summits – to maximise the benefit of every Welsh pound and thereby help people where it matters most.