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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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- Children and young people
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
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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
- 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
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 - Proposal to change the year of Local Government election in Anglesey
I am minded to change the year in which the ordinary election of councillors on the County of Anglesey is to be held by one year from May 2012 to May 2013.
In March 2011, following a report and recommendation from the Auditor General for Wales, I instructed the Local Government Boundary Commission to conduct a review of the electoral arrangements in the County of Anglesey The Direction to the Commission required them to submit their final report to Welsh Ministers by 30 September 2011.
The Commission’s work was suspended following publication of the Mathias report - an independent review of the timetabling and quality issues associated with the electoral review programme by the Commission. As a result of the Mathias review and its resultant actions the deadline for completing the review of Anglesey’s electoral arrangements could not be adhered to.
The work of the Commission has now resumed. The Commission has published its draft report on the electoral arrangements in Anglesey for consultation. The Commission’s draft report recommends considerable change. The Commission intends to publish its final report by 30 March 2012.
It will therefore not be possible to consider the Commission’s final report and, if appropriate, give effect to any changes ahead of the May 2012 local elections.
I am, therefore, minded to exercise my powers under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 to change the year in which the ordinary election of county councillors and town and community councillors is to be held, from May 2012 to May 2013. I propose to consult with local government, political parties and other interested parties on this proposal before arriving at a final decision on the matter.