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“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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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.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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5 year legislative plan
The titles of these Bills may change as their precise content is developed.
Local Government (Byelaws) (Wales) Bill
To simplify byelaw procedures with the aim of fostering greater responsibility for and ownership of local laws.
The Bill was introduced 28 November 2011 (see Related Link).
School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill
To improve standards and performance in education in Wales. It will change the way in which schools are organised, put in place actions to drive up school improvement, make provision for statutory Welsh in Education Strategic Plans, and streamline the payment of certain grants to Local Authorities.
The Bill was introduced 23 April 2012 (see Related Link)
Cosmetic Piercing (Age of Consent) (Wales) Bill
A consultation to get views on how to make cosmetic piercing safer for young people began 18 October 2011 and closed 31 January 2012 (see Related Link).
Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill
To provide for an opt-out system of organ donation and for connected purposes.
Following the White Paper consultation that ended on 31st January 2012, the Draft Bill is now published with an Explanatory Memorandum for further consultation. The consultation period for the Draft Bill closed on 10th September 2012. (See Related Link).
Future Generations (Wales) Bill
The Future Generations (Wales) Bill (previously the Sustainable Development Bill) will help tackle the generational challenges Wales faces in a more joined up and integrated way - ensuring Welsh public services make key decisions with the long term well being of Wales in mind.
A consultation document setting out the proposals to develop and strengthen the approach to sustainable development in Wales was launched on 9 May and closed on 18 July (see related link).
Housing (Wales) Bill
A Bill to increase the supply of housing and improve housing related services and tenants’ rights in the private rented sector.
A White Paper consultation was published on 21 May and closed on 22 August 2012 (see Related Link).
Additional consultation papers have been issued which provide more detail about some of the proposals in the White Paper
- Proposals for a Better Private Rented Sector in Wales was published on 6 July 2012 and will closed on 17 August (see Related Link).
- Council Tax and Long term Empty Homes was published on 31 July 2012 and will close on 20 October (see Related Link).
Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill
To make mandatory arrangements for a simple public health measure to give consumers easily understood information on the hygiene standards of a food business. This Bill was published in draft on 14 December 2011. The consultation on the Draft Bill closed 7 March 2012 (see related link).
This Bill was introduced 28 May 2012 (see Related Link).
Public Audit (Wales) Bill
To establish the Wales Audit Office, and make provision about the Auditor General Wales. This Bill was published in draft on 15 March 2012 and consultation closed on 15 May 2012.
Social Services (Wales) Bill
To provide a coherent Welsh legal framework to transform social services and deliver Sustainable Social Services. A consultation on the Bill proposals was published on 12 March and closed on 1 June 2012 (see Related Link).
Public Health (Wales) Bill
A consultation will be published in 2012 to consider the legislative basis for delivering improved life expectancy and wellbeing and for reducing health inequality in Wales.
Local Government Democracy (Wales) Bill
A Bill to reform the structure and functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission and for the process of appointing and funding Returning Officers.
A White Paper consultation was published on 17 May and closed on 3 August 2012 (see Related Link).
Planning (Wales) Bill
We want to introduce planning legislation which is more transparent and helps to deliver the homes, jobs and infrastructure that current and future generations need. We have published a Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and accompanying consultation paper. The closing date for the consultation is 26 February 2014.
Local Government (Collaboration Measures) (Wales) Bill
To support collaboration between local authorities, and other public bodies, to improve service provision. The Minister for Local Government and Communities made an oral statement in plenary on 24 January as regards the Simpson Compact with Local Government and announced that this Bill will no longer be brought forward.
Active Travel (Wales) Bill
To improve on and extend the network of routes within Wales that are safe and appropriate for walking and cycling. A consultation White Paper was published on 9 May and closed on 14 August.
Heritage (Wales) Bill
A Bill to modernise and streamline the system of controls for the protection of historic assets.
Environment (Wales) Bill
To provide for a more integrated management of the environment in Wales with greater environmental protection, economic and social benefits and for connected purposes.
Education (Wales) Bill
This Bill will provide for improved performance management in teaching, reform of the existing system of statements for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill
This Bill, additional to the Legislative Statement of 12 July 2011, will implement many of the recommendations of the Humphreys Report on the governance of Further Education Institutions in Wales. It will also make changes to the structure of the body responsible for Higher Education strategic planning and funding and other connected purposes.
A consultation White Paper was published on 2 July and will close on 24 September.
Prevention of Youth Offending (Wales) Bill
A Bill to strengthen the delivery of services to children and young people entering and leaving the youth justice system and for connected purposes.
Children & Young Persons (Wales) Bill
To expand the role of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and for connected purposes.
Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill
To place a duty on relevant public sector bodies to have a domestic abuse and ‘violence against women’ strategy and support elements in place.
Statutory Third Sector Compacts (Wales) Bill
A Bill to make third sector compact arrangements between local authorities and the third sector intermediary bodies a statutory requirement if evidence and consultation suggest that legislation is required.