Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
First Minister news conference
First Minister Carwyn Jones has held a press conference following the outcome of the Scottish Referendum result.
- Extra Safe Routes in Communities funding for Bridgend schools
- Ground-breaking North Wales clothing export centre opened
- First Minister news conference
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- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
- Draft guidance on housing association board member remuneration
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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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Its legislative priorities and aspirations are outlined for its 5 year term and are updated annually.
The Legislative Programme consists of the laws being developed and proposed by the Welsh Government to help deliver the programme for government. It comprises Assembly Bills, as well as White Papers and Draft Bills for consultation.
The Legislative Programme is outlined in an annual statement by the First Minister (external website).
Among the areas announced on 12th July 2011 that Bills will address are:
- Making local authorities to further collaborate when delivering services.
- A new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to help improve food safety and provide consumers with easily understandable information (Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013).
- Organ Donation Bill to create an opt-out system of organ donation (Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013).
- The Schools and Standards Bill to tackle under performing schools (School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013).
- Reforming social services to provide for the first time a coherent Welsh legal framework to meet changing social expectations and demography (Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill).
- Action to address homelessness and empty dwellings, as well as improving standards and tenants' rights in the private rented sector (The Housing (Wales) Bill).
- Introduce a duty on Local Authorities to provide and maintain cycle paths in key areas (Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013).
- Consolidate existing legislation to make the planning system more transparent and accessible.