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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
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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 - arbed Programme
I am delighted to launch arbed, the Assembly Government’s Strategic Energy Performance Investment Programme.
The ground breaking scheme will leverage and coordinate investment into the energy performance of Welsh homes, the programme is manifestly cross-cutting – designed to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits of this investment, and help deliver the One Wales commitments to tackle climate change, eradicate fuel poverty and boost economic development and regeneration in Wales.
Today, along with the Deputy Minister for Housing & Regeneration I am launching arbed projects delivered by 21 social housing providers across Wales’ Regeneration Areas. The approved projects will:
- tackle fuel poverty, deliver carbon savings, and create local business and employment opportunities;
- improve energy efficiency in 6,000 fuel-poor / low-income energy inefficient homes across tenures by March 2011;
- demonstrate value-for-money by leveraging non-arbed funding;
- focus on some of Wales’ most deprived communities;
- adopt a ‘whole-house’ approach, funding the energy performance measures which are most appropriate to specific properties;
- kick-start the economy by providing contracts to local companies and creating an energy efficiency and renewable energy industry in Wales;
- create green jobs and training opportunities – companies who are successful in bidding for work through Arbed funding are contracted to employ locally and deliver 156 training days for every £1million of Government funding; and
- enable small and medium size businesses and contractors to gain extra qualifications where needed
Wales is leading the way in the UK with this innovative scheme that focuses on energy efficiency. But it is truly sustainable because we will be reducing fuel costs and helping those most in need who are in fuel poverty, and making local job creation and training a key part of the schemes.
At the start of Sustainability Week this shows how the Assembly Government can coordinate energy efficiency, economic and social action to have a real impact on people’s lives.
I am committed to tackling climate change and arbed demonstrates the Assembly Government's commitment to take practical action to help Welsh residents. Climate change is the biggest threat facing the world and making homes more energy efficient will reduce Wales' carbon footprint as the direct and indirect consumption of energy from buildings generates approximately 40% of all carbon emissions in the UK. It will also help Wales to meet its target of 3% annual reductions in emissions from 2011 onwards.
Projects will be delivered by the following social housing providers:
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
- Bronafon Community Housing
- Cartrefi Conwy
- Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
- Charter Housing Association
- Coastal Housing Group
- Cymdeithas Tai Eryri
- Family Housing Association
- Grwp Gwalia
- Linc Cymru
- Melin Homes
- Merthyr Valley Homes
- Newydd Housing Association
- North Wales Housing Association
- Pennaf Housing Group
- RCT Homes
- Rhondda Housing Association
- Swansea Council
- United Welsh
- Valleys to Coast Housing
- Wales & West Housing Association
Through this exciting new scheme, a first of its kind at this scale in the UK, the Welsh Assembly Government is investing £30 million in innovative projects working to improve the lives of people in some of Wales’ most deprived areas. Working in partnership with those providers above we are improving the quality of housing and creating employment and training opportunities for people across Wales.