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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
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- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
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- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
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- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written Statement - The First Ministers Delivery Unit
We stated in our Manifesto “Standing up for Wales” that we would establish a First Minister’s Delivery Unit at the heart of the Welsh Government that would focus on our core agenda and ensure integrated and streamlined delivery of strategic government priorities. We want to be able at any given time to evaluate what impact our policies are having to be sure that we are delivering the outcomes that really matter to the citizens of Wales.
The Delivery Unit will be staffed by civil servants, reporting directly to me on the progress and effectiveness of each department towards delivering the government’s priorities. It will be primarily an inward facing team which will add value and rigour – it will not be doing the jobs of others for them nor will it impose bureaucratic burden.
Since I will be taking personal responsibility for delivery of the Welsh Government’s programme the Delivery Unit’s work programme will be a matter for me. It will concentrate its effort on our key manifesto commitments and priorities. It will provide me with periodic delivery reports on each of the government’s priority areas to enable me to hold Ministers and departments to account for progress.
The First Minister’s Delivery Unit will be accommodated on the 5th floor of Ty Hywel but will be part of Michael Hearty’s Strategic Planning, Finance and Performance Directorate. The unit is currently being established and will be operational from the beginning of September. It will be funded from existing Departmental Running Costs and staffed by existing civil servants seconded from other parts of the Welsh Government. The unit will be headed by a Deputy Director and when fully staffed comprise no more than 7 members.
The role of the First Minister’s Delivery Unit will be to:-
- Ensure that all parts of the Welsh Government are playing their part to deliver the Welsh Government’s policy objectives against measureable and transparent targets.
- Produce delivery reports for each department about performance on the Welsh Government’s key priorities against measurable outcomes which would show whether or not they were on track to achieve them.
- Provide challenge, based on evidence.
- Remove barriers and support cross-departmental working on cross-cutting issues.
- Ensure systems are in place to find out what impact policies are having at ground level and to provide early identification of emerging problems or obstacles to progress.