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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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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 - New European Funding for Flood and Coastal Risk Management in Wales
In December 2008 you will recall my announcement regarding our success in securing an additional £30m of European Convergence funding to invest in flood and coastal erosion risk measures within eligible local authority areas. That funding will support a £65 million strategic programme of improvement work to be carried out over the next six years.
This additional funding will be match funded primarily from the national flood and coastal risk management budgets supplemented by contributions from local authorities and others together with the additional £8 million, available over the next two years, allocated from the Assembly Government’s Strategic Capital Investment Fund.
These additional funds will be awarded to schemes that support a broad approach to flood risk management. The six-year programme will see the construction of both new and improved flood and coastal defences and will also implement a range of other flood risk management measures such as sustainable urban drainage systems, raising awareness of the risk of flooding and building resilience in communities prone to flooding.
Following work carried out by the Convergence Funding Programme Board to gather more detailed information on those schemes considered eligible for inclusion within our strategic programme, I am now pleased to announce schemes which have been approved for inclusion in the first tranche of the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Programme.
My officials will be working closely with officers from local authorities, the Environment Agency and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water who are leading in delivering individual schemes to develop detailed project plans and to assist with the process of securing the required match funding.
In total, the first tranche of schemes will draw down £20m of the available £30m Convergence Programme funding allocated to flood and coastal risk management activities in Wales. The schemes included are listed in Annex 1.
My officials will be working closely with the promoting authorities to support the delivery of each of the projects that form part of this ambitious programme of flood risk investment.
Local Authority Area
Estimated Scheme Cost £000
Newport Parrog Fluvial
Rhondda Cynon Taff
The Welsh Assembly Government is also preparing a strategic bid for further European funding from the Competitiveness Programme which, if successful, will benefit flood and coastal risk management schemes in those local authority areas which are ineligible for convergence funding.