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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
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- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- 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
- 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 - Update on the Child Poverty Expert Group
I would like to provide Members with an update on the Child Poverty Expert Group (CPEG) and their role in relation to the Assembly Government’s ongoing programme of action to tackle child poverty in Wales.
CPEG was established to advise the previous Minister for Social Justice and Local Government (SJLG) on the further and wider policy requirements necessary to meet the milestones and targets set out in the 2006 document ‘Eradicating Child Poverty in Wales- Measuring Success’
Prior to my appointment as Deputy Minister for Children, I Chaired the Group on behalf of the Minister SJLG. As an Independent Advisory Group CPEG determined its own work plan based on the members’ own understanding of the issues relating to Child Poverty. CPEG has now met on 8 occasions and has submitted four sets of policy recommendations, Education 4-14 Years, Education 14-19 Years, Economic Inactivity and In-work Poverty. A fifth set relating to Health Inequalities and Child Poverty is in the process of being developed.
The reporting process for CPEG to date has been submitting themed policy recommendations to the Children and Young People’s Cabinet Committee, via the Minister SJLG. Feedback from the CPEG, Officials and the previous Minister SJLG was that the reporting procedure and the process for developing responses was too time consuming and did not fully utilise the expertise within the group.
Following my appointment as Deputy Minister for Children I have discussed these concerns with the Minister for Children, Education and Learning and with CPEG members to identify a more effective mechanism for maximising the benefits to be gained from the expertise within CPEG. Following approval by the Children and Young People Cabinet Committee, I am please to be able to inform you that in future CPEG will function as a Ministerial Advisory Group. The group will continue to be chaired by myself and will retain its current membership. In this new form the Assembly Government will be able to use the group more proactively, identifying key issues on which it can benefit from the groups advice, rather than re-active engagement.
As a MAG the group will be better placed to support the implementation of policy changes that will be needed to meet the requirements of the Children and Family (Wales) Measure and ensure that Wales is leading the way in achieving the 2020 target to eradicate child poverty and improving the life chances of our children.