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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 - Future Delivery of Careers Services
Careers information advice and guidance services are currently offered to school and further education students as well as to persons not in school or further education. In 2012-13 these services are delivered through a single national contract with Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG). CCDG is a company limited by guarantee which has been formed by, and now owns, the six Careers Wales companies that previously delivered in specific operational areas within Wales.
On 28 January 2010 the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning (now the Minister for Education and Skills) announced his intention to reorganise delivery of careers services so that these are provided through a single unified structure. This intention is strongly aligned with the recommendations contained in the independent reviews of careers services undertaken in 2009 and 2010, Careers Wales – A Review in an International Perspective; and Future Ambitions: developing careers services in Wales.
Ministers have considered options for the future delivery of careers services in Wales from April 2013. Following a review of the legal and financial implications of different options, Ministers have decided to transfer CCDG into public ownership with effect from April 2013, subject to finding a satisfactory solution to the handling of CCDG's pension liabilities. A critical element of this decision was whether the service lent itself best to public or private sector delivery.
The Welsh Government has approached the CCDG Board to seek the consent of CCDG to pursue this route, which has been granted. I would like to express my gratitude to the Board and staff for their support and co-operation during the decision-making process.
Over the coming months, my officials will work closely with CCDG to implement this decision; and I look forward to developing a closer working relationship with CCDG during the process.