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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 - Wales Efficiency and Innovation Board
I want to follow up my Written Statement of 18th March 2010 and update Assembly Members on progress with the Efficiency & Innovation Board, which I chair. The Board has its second meeting today.
We have received a very positive response from public services and the Efficiency and Innovation Programme is moving fast. The Board has already agreed actions to secure £200 million efficiencies by 2013 through collaborative procurement & commissioning, saving money and improving public services throughout Wales.
The Programme is also driving the agenda to secure better value from the £10 billion public estate by establishing innovative and more efficient ways of working through a Wales Public Services ICT strategy and developing a more flexible and collaborative approach to the deployment of staff across public services through an all-Wales Career Transition & Support Unit.
The Board is also working on actions in two further areas: transforming the way organisations manage their business and new models of service delivery.
High quality innovation will be central to the Programme and I am delighted that Value Wales’ ground-breaking ICT-based xchangewales programme, which helps public service organisations optimise their procurement spend, has just won a prestigious Government Computing award in the category of ‘Delivering efficiencies’. I look forward to seeing the continued adoption of xchangewales throughout public services in Wales so that its benefits are fully realised.
To meet the challenge of change which this agenda represents, we have to mobilise resources around the Efficiency & Innovation Programme, including aligning the Welsh Assembly Government’s Invest-to-Save fund.
I am today announcing £11 million investment for projects, under the latest round of the fund, that will deliver more efficient and effective public services in
This mix of all-Wales action and trialling new approaches will be a feature of our approach to the Efficiency & Innovation Programme. I will provide further updates to Assembly Members as the Programme progresses.