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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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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- 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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 - Welsh Government Regional Collaborative Area Publication
The Programme for Government, sets out this Government’s commitments to achieve, with its partners, the delivery of effective and efficient public services that meet the needs of the people of Wales. Our agenda is underpinned by a commitment to equality and social justice – this agenda is the Welsh approach to securing a fairer and more prosperous Wales.
Public service reform is essential – meeting the growing, complex needs of citizens in the current financial climate requires fundamental changes quickly. We have neither the finance nor the capacity to deliver the high quality services the people of Wales deserve unless we work together.
I am pleased that Welsh Government and Local Government have agreed a Compact for Change. This sets out a practical programme of action which supports the delivery of improved services against a backdrop of continuing financial challenges.
The Compact has been endorsed through the Welsh Local Government Association and the Partnership Council for Wales. This brings coherence to the major service reviews and policies under social services and education and sets out other areas where Local and Welsh Government will explore the opportunities for working locally, nationally and regionally.
Much of the evidence on what works in improving services supports increased regional collaboration to deliver better services. However it is essential that this collaboration does not add complexity. To provide clarity around how public services should collaborate, I set out a common geographical footprint for collaborative activity based on 6 collaborative areas in a paper to the Partnership Council on 21 July 2011.
By putting regional collaboration on a more stable, long term footing, partners are able to get on with the job of delivering services to meet the needs of individuals and communities across Wales. Key to this is strong governance and accountability – both democratic scrutiny and accountability to local people. Information underpins this.
Today I have published on the Welsh Government website a digest providing an overview of some key summary statistics for the collaborative footprint areas.
This article provides an analysis of each of the 6 collaborative areas and provides a comparison within each area and across the regional collaborative areas across a range of statistics reflecting the demographic, economic and social characteristics of these areas.