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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
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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 »
Changes to the Blue Badge Scheme in Wales
The Blue Badge (Disabled Parking) Scheme (‘the Scheme’) provides a vital lifeline to disabled people in Wales. The Badge provides the holder with significant independence and helps improve quality of life by enabling the Badge holder to access important services. Seventy-five per cent of Badge holders say that they would go out less often if they did not have a Badge.
The Scheme gives a concession to people who meet the eligibility criteria to park where parking restrictions for other motorists may otherwise generally apply. The Scheme plays an important role in helping these people overcome some of the barriers they face when accessing jobs, shops and other important services. To maximise the accessibility of services, we want to continue to provide preferential parking to people who find that the substantial distance between the provision of parking spaces and the services they need is a barrier to access. That is, people who are unable (or virtually unable) to walk because of a permanent and substantial impairment or who are registered as sight impaired.
Since the introduction of the Scheme in the 1970s there has been a huge increase in the number of Badges in circulation. There are currently over 230,000 Blue Badge holders in Wales, many of whom say that they would be unable to travel without the certainty that they will be able to park close to where they need to be. The Welsh Government is committed to ensuring that this vital Scheme continues to provide preferential parking concessions for those in most need.
This consultation is seeking views on a number of proposals to improve the Scheme in Wales to reflect the significant social changes that have taken place over the past 40 years, and to ensure the Scheme is administered efficiently, consistently and fairly.
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