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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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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 - Police Authority Budgets 2009-2010
Today I am writing to all police authorities to consult them on their budget intentions for 2009-2010.
In earlier correspondence on the settlement for police authorities in Wales, I have already indicated that with efficient budget management, police authorities in Wales should be able to keep their budgets and associated council tax rises to reasonable levels for the next financial year. In the light of what I have said I have been encouraged that for many authorities their budget growth is broadly in line with my expectations. I have written to all authorities again today to set out these expectations in even greater detail. In order to do so in terms that leave no room for doubt, I am setting them out in the form of draft principles under Section 52B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. A copy of the draft is attached.
These draft principles define the limits beyond which the Welsh Assembly Government would consider a local authority budget to be excessive. The powers under the 1992 Act enable me to make these principles. Once such principles have been formally made they pave the way for formal steps, if necessary, to designate or nominate authorities which set budgets which break the principles.
Although the legislation doesn’t require me to consult, I am keen to give authorities an opportunity to express their views to ensure we have a common understanding of the basis on which the budget figure for 2008– 09 and 2009 – 10 are defined. I am sure that authorities will appreciate the clarity I am giving. The consultation period will close on 17th February.
Subject to consideration of the responses to the consultation, and final budget levels of authorities the next stage will be to proceed to formalise these draft principles. The Welsh Assembly Government will then be in a position to consider budgets against the established principles and whether it is necessary to commence the formal process of limiting individual authority’s budget and council tax increase.