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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Improving public services
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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 »
- 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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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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 - Education Bill Measure Powers Written Statement
The Education Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th January.
The Assembly Government has taken the opportunity this Bill presents to seek Measure powers in relation to the regulation and training of teachers and the wider education workforce in Wales and Pre 16 School Funding.
The Measure powers on the regulation and training of teachers and the wider education workforce, enable provision to be made in relation to matters such as professional standards, induction, performance management, continuing professional development, qualifications and standards, as well as registration and discipline. Such provision would enable the Welsh Assembly Government to bring forward legislative proposals to address the issues identified in the review of professional standards, performance management and professional development and allow the greatest flexibility in implementing these proposals.
In accordance with the rest of Field 5 of Schedule 5, the Measure power for funding of pre-16 education or training would enable the Assembly to pass an Assembly Measure which could create other models of government funding for education in the future. It covers the funding of any or all of the pre-16 education functions of local authorities, the Welsh Ministers, or governing bodies.
Subject to the approval of Parliament, the Bill will confer Measure powers on the National Assembly for Wales that will enable the Assembly Government to consult and if appropriate, bring forward proposals for legislation in these two areas. An Explanatory Memorandum setting out the background and context to the Measure powers that we are seeking has been laid before the National Assembly for Wales.
The Bill and accompanying explanatory notes can be accessed at: