Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
A new law to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco will apply in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
- School Categorisation results published
- Survey on Welsh language use welcomed
- Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Review of requirements for the trading of captive bred birds
- Harmonising school term dates for 2016 to 2017
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to part 11 of the Act.
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Consultation on the regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 2 of the Act
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Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- European Social Fund Local Service Board development and priority delivery project
- Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service
- Housing demolitions and hazards
- Regional economic and labour market profiles
- Welsh Government People Survey
- Welsh language use survey
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Our work has focused on two key methods that can be used to gain added value from existing data: Operational Research (OR) and Data Linking. Over the period 2012-13 we jointly funded several demonstration projects with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) using those techniques in policy relevant scenarios.
We have also sought to develop the ability to link social survey data with other data sources by including a question about ‘consent to link’ to the key social surveys of Wales. This will enable the data to be linked, with appropriate consent, with other data in secure environments to maximise the benefits obtained from collecting this information.
We will continue to pursue opportunities to use operational research and data linking techniques as part of our evidence gathering. In terms of data linking, significant investment has taken place in Wales and the recent award of an Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) jointly to Swansea and Cardiff Universities represents a further opportunity to improve the ability of accredited researchers to make use of administrative data in a manner that is safe and secure. We will work closely over the next few years with the ESRC and the newly-established UK Administrative Data Research Network, which includes the ADRC in Wales, and the UK Administrative Data Service, to ensure that these opportunities are maximised.
As part of this work a series of reports have been produced.
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