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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.
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- 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
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- 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 Statement - The Launch of Delivery Outcomes for Housing Associations in Wales
I would like to draw the attention of Members to ‘Delivery Outcomes: Developing a Modern Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations in Wales’ which I launched recently.
As part of the new approach to regulating Housing Associations, we are requiring Associations to undertake a robust Self Assessment each year that examines their own governance arrangements, financial viability and service delivery. We are expecting that self assessment to be driven by the Board of the Association and have a strong focus on the outcomes for tenants and other service users. Associations will also be expected to be able to evidence their conclusions effectively and make that evidence available to the Regulator.
To provide a framework for that Self Assessment, a suite of Delivery Outcomes have been prepared. In essence they are a set of challenging intentions for the Association that they can test themselves against as part of their self assessment and will help them manage their organisation and stimulate improvement locally.
Whilst similar sets of outcomes exist for social housing providers elsewhere in the UK, these delivery outcomes are bespoke for Wales and reflect its unique policy context and sectoral circumstance. They are purposely tenant focussed and allow for delivery against local needs. Broadly speaking the outcomes can be split into two sets:-
- Governance and Finance
- Landlord Service
The first relate to how activities are supported and maintained and should be a fundamental way for social landlords to behave and conduct their business. The Landlord Services Outcomes will ensure effective delivery of service activities, such as housing management, property maintenance and property development.
The Delivery Outcomes have been developed through extensive consultation with the sector, including tenants, in line with the collaborative approach I have taken through the Essex Programme. I am pleased that we have been able to jointly brand these outcomes with Community Housing Cymru. We are also discussing with local government the voluntary application of these delivery outcomes to housing support service planning.
Applying these Delivery Outcomes from 2010/11 will play a fundamental part of undertaking our new regulatory approach to Self Assessment. It will ensure that the sector and supporting policy framework remain dynamic. These Delivery Outcomes will continue to be reviewed to ensure they are appropriate and delivering against the social housing needs of Wales.