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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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.
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
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 - Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales
I would like to update members on an important development in the field of regeneration: today I am launching the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales.
Members will already be aware of this Fund, which has been established under the European Union’s JESSICA initiative. In August, I announced the appointment of Amber Infrastructure and Lambert Smith Hampton as the Fund and Investment Managers.
The fund is now open for business. It currently holds £55m of investment from Welsh Assembly Government and European Structural Funds. The fund managers’ target is to lever in another £55m of private sector investment by 2015.
Suitable projects will include medium to large scale development opportunities where there is a mix of commercial uses. The Fund will also actively seek investment opportunities in other areas such as renewable energy generation, waste, and infrastructure.
The overall requirement is that the new investment opportunities will not only have a lasting legacy for the areas that are regenerated but that the funding will be recycled so that more people and places can benefit in the future.
The Fund has been created with an initial term of 12 years and has been established as an evergreen fund where investment returns will be reinvested in new projects.
This represents a huge opportunity for Wales and as one of the first JESSICA initiatives to be fully up and running in Europe, it is also leading the way in Urban Development Funding across Europe.
The opportunity is even greater because the investment will be in projects that recycle the return back to the Fund, crucial at a time of severe cuts to public expenditure.
The Fund is part of our commitment to attract as much investment as possible for Regeneration projects all over Wales, and this is an important step forward in ensuring that the long term regeneration of our communities is a success, bringing economic, social and environmental benefits for local people.