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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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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 - Local Government Partnership Scheme - Publication of Annual Report 2009-10
Section 73 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 requires Welsh Ministers to make a scheme setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to sustain and promote local government in Wales. Welsh Ministers are also required to prepare a report after each financial year of how the proposals set out in the local government partnership scheme were implemented in the previous financial year. Local Government includes County and County Borough Councils, Community and Town councils, fire and rescue authorities and national park authorities.
I am very pleased to present the report to the National Assembly today.
The Local Government Partnership Council for Wales continues to provide an effective forum for direct discussion and joint working between Welsh Ministers and local government representatives in fostering the aims of the Scheme. The Scheme has also provided a framework for frequent and timely consultation and collaboration between the Assembly Government and local government at all levels and how, under the recently adopted new approach to their meetings, taking forward shared agenda items.
Our signing of the “New Understanding” in November last year provided an excellent foundation for making progress and the document describes the roles and responsibilities of the Assembly and local government. It restates that One Wales sets out the Assembly Governments national priorities and explains how they can be further described in 19 strategic statements. It recognises the need for local freedom and flexibility in service delivery but also that, sometimes, the best public service response might be at national or local level. In other cases, services might be more effectively delivered through new or innovative groupings of authorities and partners. The test must be what is best to deliver better services for the citizens and communities.
The Partnership Scheme has promoted appropriate co-operation, and closer understanding between the Assembly Government and the wider local government family. Together we are trying to address the needs and aspirations of the people of Wales.