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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 »
Priorities for NHS announced
The new NHS Delivery Framework has been published by NHS Wales Chief Executive David Sissling.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Minister launches Clinical Research Treatment Unit
- Priorities for NHS announced
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- 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
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (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 »
- Growth & Sustainable Jobs
- Public Services in Wales
- 21st Century Healthcare
- Supporting People
- Welsh Homes
- Safer Communities for All
- Tackling Poverty
- Rural Communities
- Environment & Sustainability
- Culture & Heritage of Wales
The Culture and Heritage of Wales
Key actions the Welsh Government is undertaking to deliver improvements.
Widening access to our culture, heritage and sport, and encouraging greater participation:
- Introduce the Heritage Bill with supporting policy activity and public engagement.
- Through the Arts Council of Wales, develop a vibrant and high quality arts sector accessible to all communities in Wales.
- Through Sport Wales, widen participation in sport and programmes targeted at increasing physical activity.
- Increase the number of sports coaches and elite athletes in Wales.
- Work with national, UK and international sports federations to ensure that more major sporting events are hosted in Wales in the future.
- Work with Cardiff County Council to look at the feasibility of bidding to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
- Extend our free swimming scheme to veterans and serving armed forces personnel on leave.
- Implement Cadw’s Heritage Tourism Project.
- Deliver Cadw’s pan-Wales Interpretation Plan, Lifelong Learning Strategy and Heritage & Arts Framework.
- Deliver Cadw’s conservation programme for monuments in state care, alongside the designation of further heritage assets.
- Further develop St Fagans as a significant cultural attraction and visitor gateway to Wales.
- Maintain free admission to Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales) and National Library of Wales in order to maximise their impact.
- Strengthen regional collaboration in the delivery of library, museum and archive services and ensure that local authorities meet national standards of public library provision.
- Develop the potential of digital media to promote culture through Casgliad y Werin (People’s Collection Wales) and other on-line initiatives.
- Press for S4C’s new partnership with the BBC to retain editorial and operational independence for the channel.
- Work to maintain, and wherever possible strengthen, BBC and ITV services aimed at Welsh viewers.
- Continue to press for plurality to be maintained in television news directed at Welsh audiences.
- Strengthen creative industries in Wales and increase the number of Welsh productions on the main television networks.
Strengthen the place of the Welsh language in everyday life:
- Publish a five-year Welsh Language Strategy and Action Plan.
- Deliver the provisions of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.
- Increase the number of people speaking and using Welsh in our education system, and encourage the informal use of Welsh by young people outside the classroom.
- Ensure that students can continue to study through the medium of Welsh outside the school environment through post-16 provision.
- Expand the opportunities for people to use Welsh across public services.