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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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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 »
- 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 - Future Arrangements for the Wales Spatial Plan
When the Wales Spatial Plan was adopted by the National Assembly for Wales in 2004 it represented a ground breaking approach to supporting sustainable development. In the last eight years there have been some significant achievements, not least in changing the way we work across sectors and boundaries, but also with concrete developments such as the networked environment region project, which first applied an eco-systems services approach to the Cardiff city region.
The Ministerial and officials groups across the six Spatial Plan regions have built firm foundations for public services to work together. A key purpose of the Wales Spatial Plan was to integrate across Ministerial portfolios and to recognise that policies and their delivery should reflect differences within Wales – one size does not fit all. We have made huge progress in this area and we will continue to work to improve still further, embedding the principles and ethos of spatial planning in our policies. This is being reflected in a number of areas going forward such as the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan, city regions, the natural environment framework and the developing regional leadership networks based on the collaborative footprint for public service delivery.
The 2008 Wales Spatial Plan continues to be the Welsh Government’s vision for people, places and futures and as we move forward with the Programme for Government, we will make clear how this vision will be developed.
However, to reflect the Plan’s locus in sustainable development we have agreed that responsibility for the Plan will move from the Local Government and Communities portfolio to the Environment and Sustainable Development portfolio with effect from 1 April 2012. We would like to thank everyone across Wales who has contributed to the development of the Wales Spatial Plan through the Ministerial and official groups but we have decided that the regional Ministerial and officials’ structures relating to the Wales Spatial Plan will be discontinued, representing a significant simplification of the regional partnership landscape.
Finally, we will be setting out shortly our proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill that will embed the principles of sustainable development in the work of all Welsh public bodies.