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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
- 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
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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 - Transport Grant Settlement 2010-11
I am announcing my decision on the allocation of Transport Grant funds to local authorities in 2010-11.
This year I am pleased to announce total Transport Grant funding of £55.389 million which is in accordance with Welsh Assembly Government agreed budgets. Transport Grant (TG) is a mechanism by which we invest capital monies with Local Authorities to improve Wales’ transport infrastructure and to promote sustainable transport. Members are also asked to note that this year’s announcement reflects the continued transition from the TG funding mechanism, as the current programme draws to a close, towards the new funding arrangements as part of the National and Regional Transport Plan(s). The National Transport Plan and Regional Transport Plans together deliver the strategic priorities in the Wales Transport Strategy. I look forward to sharing further detail on my proposals for funding Regional Transport Plans shortly.
The TG programme now represents the concluding elements of the original programme, which consists of road schemes. Most are open to traffic and complete. During 2009 both the A469 Relief Road, known locally as the “Angel Way ” which forms part of the integrated package of measures that combine to form the Greater Bargoed Community Regeneration Scheme and the Llandysul Bypass, which is part of the Ceredigion Link Roads scheme, have been opened to traffic.
It is important schemes progress and are completed in order to assist with our broader strategic objectives of economic regeneration through stimulation of the local economy. However, the commitment to fund schemes which have yet to start construction has to be made within the context of affordability and the impact on future budgets is not excessive. We are working with the authorities’ concerned to maximise alternative funding possibilities to augment the considerable investment we are already making in the schemes concerned and to ensure the best value for money solutions are found.
I am making a further £46 million available to local authorities to take forward and progress local road network improvements in Wales. I am also making £0.900 million available to local authorities’ to take forward Principal Road Grant schemes.
Safe Routes in Communities
I am making a further £8.5 million available to take forward the Safe Routes in Communities initiative. This initiative is now in its third year and the allocations I am making today help build on the success of this and the predecessor Safe Routes to School initiative. The schemes delivered to date have helped to improve accessibility within local communities and enhance road safety.
The settlement I am announcing today will enable local authorities to progress and substantially complete a wide range of projects. It will also help take forward our “One Wales” commitments in terms of sustainable transport.
A copy of the allocations to individual authorities is attached for your information.