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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
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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 - Future of Technium Network
As part of ensuring maximum value for money across my portfolio a review of Technium performance has been conducted. There have been concerns, that while the buildings and facilities Techniums offer are a valuable asset for Wales, their performance has been mixed.
We are now in a position to outline our decision on the future of the network. The buildings, the first of which was built by the former Welsh Development Agency in 2001, provide office space and support services to new companies. The review has found that some of the facilities have not been delivering value for money or the outputs expected.
There are 10 Techniums across Wales. Four of the buildings will be retained to support business incubation and start up companies. The remaining buildings will no longer be part of the Technium network.
We are reassuring current tenants we will not abandon them. They will be fully supported through this process and we will fulfil our obligations by identifying alternative office space if required.
‘Economic Renewal: a new direction’ outlined our vision of creating the best conditions to enable the private sector to grow and create jobs. We have examined all spending in the Department of the Economy & Transport to ensure it is focused on tackling wide systemic issues within the Welsh economy. Our focus now is investing in infrastructure, research & development and improving the conditions within which businesses operate.
Changing the way we provide economic support included taking a thorough, close look at the Technium network. We will now be focussing on a small number of high-value economic sectors and the Techniums we are retaining will be part of this approach. They have been performing well and will continue to provide incubation support for new, growing companies.
The Welsh Assembly Government will be looking at the options for those not remaining in the network.
Techniums to remain in the network are:
- Digital Technium Swansea University;
- OpTIC Technium, St Asaph;
- Technium Springboard, Cwmbran;
- Technium 1 & 2 in Swansea.
Those being removed are:
- Technium Aberystwyth;
- Technium Sustainable Technologies Baglan;
- Technium CAST Bangor;
- Technium Pembroke;
- Technium Performance Engineering Llanelli
- Techniunm Digital @ Sony.