In this section
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.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
In this section
- 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
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 »
In this section
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
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
In this section
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Jobs and Skills
1. The membership of the Sub-Committee is:
First Minister (Chair)
Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
Minister for Enterprise Innovation and Networks
Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services
Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration
Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside
Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport
Other Ministers with an interest in any of the agenda items for a meeting of the Sub-Committee may attend that meeting on request. Deputy Ministers may attend meetings at the request of the Minister whom they support. This may be along with or in place of that Minister.
2. The Cabinet Sub Committee on Jobs and Skills will oversee policy approaches to the two Wales: A Better Country key priorities of "creating better jobs and skills" and "helping more people into jobs". The sub committee will consider matters relating to:
the quality, relevance and delivery of vocational education, basic and occupational skills provision, and the 14-19 agenda;
the development of measures aimed at reducing unemployment and improving economic activity rates;
the creation of jobs through inward investment, indigenous business expansion and promotion of entrepreneurship;
the consideration of issues which might arise in the short term from the mergers of Education and Learning Wales (ELWa), Welsh Development Agency, WalesTourist Board and Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACCAC) with the Assembly Government, in respect of collaborative strategic planning and delivery;
the key relationships with stakeholders such as such as employer organisations; Trade Unions; Careers Wales and Jobcentre Plus;
the review of progress and performance of the current Structural Funds programmes, including the funding of "gaps" in provision;
the strategic development of the Structural Funds programmes post 2006, in the context of the Assembly Government's priorities, and the reform of State Aids.
3. At its first meeting, the Sub-Committee will identify its priorities for action in the first year, and keep these under review.
4. The Sub-Committee will meet as required, normally monthly. Meetings will be held in private unless decided otherwise. It will report to the full Cabinet from time to time. It may involve individuals and organisations from outside the Assembly to contribute to its work as appropriate.
5. The Sub-Committee will be supported jointly by the Cabinet Unit and policy officials. The latter comprises officials at Head of Branch and Head of Division levels from the relevant policy divisions.