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 »
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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.
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
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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 »
Welsh Government Civil Service
In this section you can find out about what we do, how we approach our work, and how we manage our organisation.
Who we are
The Welsh Government civil service has come a very long way since devolution in 1999. It has grown from a government department serving a Secretary of State in Westminster, into an organisation of approximately 5,590 employees serving Welsh Ministers based in Cardiff Bay from offices throughout Wales.
As an organisation, we put the principles of sustainable development at our heart. In Wales, sustainable development means enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities, achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations. These principles guide the long term decisions we make that affect the communities people live in, the education and jobs they have access to, and the sort of society they grow up in.
The work we do
Our people work in over 25 different professions. We provide Welsh Ministers with the wide range of expertise required for effective legislation and policy making, and developing and delivering public services. We work closely with local government, the third sector and a range of other organisations in Wales. We also work with UK Government Departments in Whitehall to join up our work and share expertise.
Our work influences most aspects of public life in Wales, from transport to healthcare, tourism to education.
Our offices are based in the communities we serve across Wales. Between 2006 and 2010, we opened major new offices in Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction as part of a building programme designed to bring our work closer to the people of Wales. Over the same period we have rationalised our estate to get the best value from the buildings we use.
We are committed to ensuring that our offices are energy efficient and help us hit carbon reduction targets. For more information on our achievements so far and plans for the future, read our State of the Estate Report 09/10.