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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
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 - Joint Operational Plan for Wales
I am pleased to announce that the Assembly Government has agreed a Joint Operational Plan with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Working with employers, trade unions, the third sector and others, the Joint Operational Plan formalises arrangements for the planning and delivery of policy and programmes where there is a joint responsibility. This marks a significant move towards a shared ambition of better planning and integration of employment, skills and other programmes.
In February 2010, I launched the Labour Market Framework with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. This set out the core principles of how we intend to take forward this shared ambition with the aim of : reducing the number of people who are unemployed or not economically active; raising the earnings of people who are in work; and improving services for employers. We asked the newly established Joint Employment Delivery Board for Wales to develop a Joint Operational Plan which sets out high level objectives and operational actions for 2010-11. The objectives and actions aim to deliver streamlined but effective, diverse programmes and services that contribute to reducing economic inactivity and to increasing the employment rates in line with the UK. Specifically: we want to focus actions on the delivery of programmes to tackle youth unemployment and long term unemployment. We want to enable all disadvantaged groups to enter the labour market through diversity of programme delivery; we want to provide the skilled workforce that employers need; and we want to maximise opportunities created through regeneration.
The Joint Employment Delivery Board will now drive forward and monitor the operational plan and will report progress to Ministers on an annual basis.