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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
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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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 - 10:10 and the new Carbon Investment Scheme
As set out in the Climate Change Strategy for Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government has a leadership role in tackling climate change. We need to take visible action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, in order to inspire others to do the same.
We were one of the first governments in the UK to sign up the whole of its administrative estate to the 10:10 commitment. Our aim was to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our estate by 10% in a year. Our 10:10 action year began in July 2010 last year and will end on 30 June 2011.
I am delighted that we have already almost achieved this target. In the first six months of our action year (July – December 2010) we reduced emissions by 1,564 tonnes which represents 90% of the total target for the year. This means we are likely to exceed our target by the end of our 10:10 action year.
Actual greenhouse gas emission performance data from electricity, fossil fuels and business travel for the first six months of the 10:10 action year (July – December 2010) shows a 19% decrease compared to the same period in 2009 (the baseline year). This includes a 13% decrease in emissions from electricity, 23% decrease in emissions from gas usage and a 36% decrease in emissions from business travel.
However successful we are in reducing emissions, there will always be some emissions that cannot be reduced due to restrictions associated with current technologies and infrastructure.
From April 2011, the Assembly Government will have a Carbon Investment Scheme which will levy a charge on departments for each journey made by air travel, by Ministerial fleet travel and by hire car travel. These charges will apply to Ministers and officials.
The Scheme reflects a commitment in the Ministerial Code that was made in 2007. The Department for Environment and Sustainability will provide funds to cover the emissions from all departments for the past four years (2007-11), which will amount to approximately £45,000. It is anticipated that the Scheme will generate a maximum of £10,000 per year, with this decreasing year on year as the carbon footprint of the organisation reduces.
The funds will be invested into innovative emission reduction projects in sub-Saharan Africa associated with our Wales for Africa programme. The Scheme will be managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.