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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
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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
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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 - Additional Funding for Urdd Gobaith Cymru
I am pleased to announce that the Welsh Assembly Government has reached agreement with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) to put in place long term financial support for the Urdd Eisteddfod.
From 2009 onwards, the Welsh Assembly Government will provide financial support of £150,000 per annum which will be matched by an equal contribution from Welsh Local Authorities.
The Urdd Eisteddfod is the largest youth festival in Europe and attracts over 100,000 visitors and 15,000 competitors. The Urdd Eisteddfod plays a vital role in support of the Welsh Assembly Government’s wider policies for culture, the Welsh language and young people. It has however become increasingly difficult for individual authorities to manage to financial burden associated with hosting the annual event.
Under the long term agreement with the WLGA local authorities will each be contributing on an annual basis rather than the host authority making a one-off contribution. This would build on the pattern already adopted for the National Eisteddfod. As well as reducing the burden placed on individual authorities this arrangement will make it possible for the Urdd Eisteddfod to visit all parts of Wales. This reflects our commitment to promote the language in every part of Wales.
The Government’s contribution to this new arrangement will be channelled via the Welsh language Board. This new funding will be in addition to the revenue support the Urdd receive from the Board. Urdd Gobaith Cymru will receive £663,754 from the Welsh Language Board, during the current financial year.
A long term programme for the Urdd Eisteddfod will now need to be agreed with the WLGA and the Board. I am delighted however that this agreement means that the 2009 Eisteddfod can be held in Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre.