Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
First Minister news conference
First Minister Carwyn Jones has held a press conference following the outcome of the Scottish Referendum result.
- Extra Safe Routes in Communities funding for Bridgend schools
- Ground-breaking North Wales clothing export centre opened
- First Minister news conference
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- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Written - The launch of the Welsh Assembly Government’s “Community Benefits Guide” guidance developed to ensure public procurement in Wales maximises its opportunity to benefit local communities
Today I am pleased to launch guidance which will support and encourage public sector procurers to secure ‘Community Benefits’, and realising maximum value for every pound spent of public money.
The public sector in Wales spends approximately £4.3 billion annually on external goods and services. Public procurement can make an enormous difference to the social, economic and environmental well being of Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government is continually looking at innovative ways to drive value. This guidance has been developed to ensure that local communities benefit from our procurement activity.
The guide is aimed at those involved in spending public money and will be invaluable in supporting them to help disadvantaged communities through training & employment opportunities and potential business for companies in Wales. The guide will help those involved in public procurement to build community benefits into their tendering processes and provides information on resources available. We have already seen the difference in over 20 projects across Wales – this guide will help innovative policy to become common practice in Wales.
A copy of guide is available on the Procurement Route Planner