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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"
- 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 - Council for Economic Renewal – new working arrangements
I am pleased to inform Members of proposals to ensure continued, strategic dialogue through the Council for Economic Renewal, formerly known as the Business Partnership Council (BPC).
The new name is a first important step towards re-invigorating the work of the Council, drawing on best practice learned from the Economic Summits, and linking its work to the policy approach outlined in our document, “Economic Renewal: a new direction”. At the conclusion of the Economic Summits all parties agreed that we should not simply re-hash the former Business Partnership Council, but set the foundations for a better and more effective dialogue.
The Council for Economic Renewal indicates a fresh start. It will enable both the employer and employee voices to be heard at the heart of the Welsh Assembly Government, and help inform our policies.
As Members will recall, the onset of the global economic downturn prompted the suspension of the former Business Partnership Council in favour of the Economic Summits. These arrangements delivered for Wales and helped us support our communities and businesses through the downturn
We learnt valuable lessons from the Economic Summits. In particular, we are keen to capture the action-orientated nature of the early Summit meetings. We want the Council for Economic Renewal to provide us with a high level of strategic debate to help guide policy.
The first meeting of the Council for Economic Renewal will take place on 1 December, chaired by me as First Minister, and with the Deputy First Minister participating. Other Ministers will also attend from time to time when matters directly relevant to their portfolios are on the agenda. For example, the Minister for Business and Budget will attend the 1 December meeting to provide an update on the Assembly Government’s Budget.
The Council will focus its work on strategic issues of economic and business significance. It will be supported in its work by an officials’ working group to follow-up on actions agreed. I will be discussing membership, the frequency of meetings and other working arrangements in more detail with the Council itself on 1 December.
We are committed to effective dialogue to help us develop the most effective economic and social policies for Wales. Through providing a forum for a range of representative and expert voices, the Council for Economic Renewal will help us to do this.