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- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
- Proposed amendments to the criminal offences and defences in sections 2, 28 and 42 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
- Draft Playing Fields (Community Involvement in Disposal Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2014 and Related Statutory Guidance
- Review of weekly maximum charge
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Phase 1 - Draft Report: Review of Audit, Inspection and Regulation
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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 - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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- Safer Communities for All
- Tackling Poverty
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- Culture & Heritage of Wales
The Programme for Government is our plan of action. It represents a real commitment to delivery, measured by the impact government is actually having on people's lives.
Programme for government
The Programme for Government is our roadmap for this Assembly term. It represents a real commitment to delivery, and a move away from an approach to measuring success that placed too much emphasis on the amount of money spent, or the number of policies implemented, rather than the impact government is actually having on people's lives.
In contrast, this document emphasises the outcomes we are working towards: healthy people living productive lives in a more prosperous and innovative economy; safer and more cohesive communities, with lower levels of poverty and greater equality; a resilient environment with more sustainable use of our natural resources and a society with a vital sense of its own culture and heritage. To show how we will work towards these goals, each chapter of the Programme for Government includes a series of indicators that demonstrate how we are delivering for the people of Wales.
This 2nd annual report on our Programme for Government shows what we have achieved after the 1st two years of this administration, and is candid about what we still have to do.
The wider UK policy environment has changed dramatically over the past year. The austerity and welfare policies of the UK Government are beginning to bite. The macro-economic picture remains uncertain.
Here, at home, the key structural challenges remain the same. We want to develop an economy capable of generating the jobs and wealth needed to meet the needs of all our citizens. We want to create a society which is fair, inclusive and vibrant. For the first time the National Assembly is exercising primary legislative powers and changing the law of our land, on our own terms.
Using all the policy tools at our disposal, as this report shows, we are delivering on the commitments set out in my Programme for Government. However, our overriding priority is to generate jobs and growth, and to tackle poverty. The Civil Service has been instructed to mobilise the whole machinery of government, and the wider public sector in Wales, to line up squarely behind delivering these aims.
Transparency and accountability
This annual report puts transparency and accountability at the heart of what we do as a Government. This is because the people of Wales should know what their Government is doing on their behalf. It is also a self discipline which ensures all parts of the Welsh Government and our partners are focused on delivery.
The report contains a full set of updates on progress made on the commitments set out in our Programme. It includes all the available data for the indicators that measure the delivery of our programmes and for the indicators of the key outcomes.
We have set out our annual report using comparative information wherever possible. This includes UK and wider international comparisons. Where data comes from official statistics the source is clearly identified. Where data is collected as part of the Welsh Government’s normal monitoring of its and its partners’ activity this is clearly stated. The data and its analysis are presented as clearly as possible.