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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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 »
Wales Public Service Network
Traditionally public sector services in Wales relied upon a number of different broadband services, purchased from different suppliers to support sector specific business needs. This was a valuable opportunity to combine the demands of the different sectors. We decided to put in place a far sighted agreement to provide one flexible, cost effective broadband for the public sector.
What is the Wales Public Service Network (PSN)?
The network is a secure private internet delivering voice, video and data communication services across all public services in Wales. It is delivered through the PSBA Programme. The network is the first of its kind in the UK. For the first time, partner organisations in Wales are sharing the same secure broadband network designed by the public sector to meet its specific business needs.
The PSN uses a shared core network across Wales with direct connections to individual sites operational management is simplified delivering further cost savings.
Who are the partner organisations?
The majority of public service organisations (103) covering more than 2,500 sites are connected to the network and benefitting from better, faster connections and collaborative costs savings.
These organisations across the public sector include:
- Higher education
- Further education
- Health services
- Local government
Better by design
The design of the network means that sites, not organisations are connected to a common network enabling better information sharing, previously unavailable. The design of the PSN also makes it much easier for organisations to match the capacity of their local network connections to their access requirements. Health organisations are being given greater bandwidth to support clinical image transfer and general growth in data traffic.
Reduced cost of phone calls
Phase two of the PSBA Programme is now underway. It will allow connected organisations to make telephone calls across the network. (Voice over Internet Protocol) Organisations can use this service to make calls without charge to other PSN connected organisations and also reduce their current switchboard costs through new contact centre services.