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First Minister in Canada to win business for Wales - #WalesCan
The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will travel to Montreal next week to meet with senior executives from a number of Canadian aerospace and technology companies.
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- Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Legislative proposals for Additional Learning Needs – White paper
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
Featured consultation »Draft Technical Advice Note 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Relationship with local councils
Most local government-related policies and responsibilities, from education to planning, or social services to housing, are devolved to the Welsh Government.
The Welsh Government sets the national priorities, strategic context and overall level of funding for services. It is then the responsibility of the 22 councils to deliver these services on a local level within the national context.
Nearly a third of the Welsh Government's budget is spent through local authorities reflecting the importance of local services. Good governance to ensure effective, efficient delivery is therefore crucial.
Local government retains a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility, which allows local authorities to respond to local needs and reflect local priorities.
The Welsh Government and local government in Wales are committed to working together in partnership within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. At both national and local level in Wales, there is recognition of the value and legitimacy of the roles that both has to play in the governance of Wales.