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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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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 »
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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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Written Statement - NHS Financial Outturn 2011-12
Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Health and Social Services
I am pleased to announce today all NHS organisations in Wales have met their statutory financial targets for 2011-12. I congratulate Local Health Boards and NHS Trusts on this remarkable achievement given the financial pressures NHS Wales has faced in the last financial year. Achieving financial balance has also been delivered against a pattern of general improvement and maintenance against key delivery priorities.
Provisional figures show all NHS organisations have met their financial targets in 2011-12, making a small combined surplus of £0.5million. Audited figures to confirm the financial position will be available in June.
Last October, I said NHS managers will be held to account for the financial management of their organisations, with strong action taken if financial targets were not achieved.
To end the dependency on year-end financial support, we provided the NHS with an additional £145million in October, with a warning there would be no further support during the financial year.
In addition to coming in on budget, NHS organisations have also delivered £290 million financial savings in-year. This has been delivered whilst maintaining delivery against clinical performance, such as faster stroke treatment and a reduction in emergency re-admissions to hospital.
This was never going to be an easy task and three of the seven Local Health Boards (Aneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf and Powys) have been permitted to bring forward a small percentage of next year’s funding to help meet their targets. The amount brought forward represents only 0.2 per cent of the NHS budget, which I am pleased to say has broken even overall in 2011-12.
As a condition of this flexibility, my officials have commissioned an external financial review of these organisations’ financial plans.
I thank all those concerned for their hard work over the last year which has brought about this excellent result. A solid financial performance has put NHS Wales in the strongest possible position to deliver the improvements, efficiencies and changes which will underpin its success into the future.