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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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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
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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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.
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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- 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.
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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written Statement - Establishing a Wales Business Crime Unit
I have approved a course of action to establish a Wales Business Crime Unit as set out in the Programme for Government.
The role of the Welsh Government will be to provide overall leadership for raising awareness of business crime and its economic impact, with an objective to equip Welsh businesses with the knowledge and tools to be aware, vigilant and ultimately protect themselves from crime. This will be achieved through online tools and guides and building lessons learned into BETS business support activities and seminars. I will also work to ensure that Police forces in Wales are aware of significant business crime issues, both on an all Wales basis and at a local level, and are therefore able to take further steps to help protect business.
Significant proportions of business crimes are e-Crime and as businesses continue to embrace the benefits of ICT and we move to a more digital economy the potential impact of e-Crime on business is increasing. As such, I will establish a management unit within the BETS ICT Sector team and will link the Business Crime Unit to the Welsh ICT Sector strategy. The Unit will deliver a programme of actions to both protect and educate businesses across all sectors in business crime prevention and cyber-security, and provide an opportunity for businesses in the ICT Sector to add to their portfolio of services.
I will establish a Business Crime stakeholder/industry panel of experts with representatives from business (potential victims and responders), Police and Government to act as a multi-agency engagement, advice and support group steering the development and implementation of the Business Crime Unit.
Clearly the prevention of Business Crime and the prosecution of those perpetrating crimes against business is a matter for the Police and therefore the unit will work closely with the Police in delivering these activities. As part of the scoping work for delivering this commitment my officials explored with the Police the potential to provide additional funding to cover the cost of a small number of warranted officers specifically targeted at business crime. While the police are supportive of the proposals to establish a Business Crime Unit they cannot commit to specific targeting of resources in this way due to pressures on their own budgets and their need to manage and deploy police resources across a range of priorities.