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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 »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 - Launch of Digital Wales
Tomorrow I am publishing Delivering a Digital Wales, our strategy for ensuring that everyone in Wales enjoys the benefits of digital technologies.
Delivering a Digital Wales has been developed under the stewardship of the Digital Wales Ministerial Steering Group and the advice of external stakeholders and the recently established Digital Wales Advisory Board. It brings together a range of key cross-cutting activities relating to the use and promotion of digital technologies across 5 fundamental objectives:
- An inclusive, sustainable and prosperous society - Empowering all citizens to be able to take advantage of digital technologies to enhance their quality of life;
- Skilled and competent people - Ensuring that the people of Wales have the necessary skills and competencies, from basic digital literacy for all, to specialist ICT skills for industry;
- A thriving and competitive Digital Economy - Promoting growth through wide scale application, innovation, commercialisation and exploitation of digital technologies by Welsh businesses and particularly the Welsh ICT and creative industries sector;
- Transformed Public Services - Delivering public services that meet the rising public expectations and are citizen or customer focused, effective and efficient and less costly;
- First class Digital Infrastructure - Ensuring Wales has the globally competitive, flexible, forward-looking digital infrastructure that underpins the delivery of a Digital Wales.
The strategy explores the challenges we face in each of the 5 themed areas and sets out major targets on a number of issues including building a world-class digital infrastructure. We will publish detailed delivery plans for each of the 5 themes in the near future.
Delivering a Digital Wales reflects the importance and centrality of digital communications to our economy and our lives and seeks to help realise the benefits that digital technologies hold for the quality of life and well-being of Welsh citizens and for the prosperity and growth of our economy.
Achieving our vision will be challenging as digital technologies cut across nearly every strand of public and private sector activity. The Digital Wales agenda presents an opportunity to be innovative and creative in our approach to developing solutions across a complex, cross-cutting agenda whose technological development continues to grow at a rapid pace. It will only be through the integration of the key strategic objectives that we will be able to deliver our vision of a truly digital nation.
A stakeholder event is being held tomorrow at 3 Assembly Square, Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay to formally launch Digital Wales. I am pleased to be able to tell you that the First Minister will be launching this very important initiative, joined by the Deputy First Minister and myself.
Delivering a Digital Wales will be available for download tomorrow at www.wales.gov.uk/digitalwales