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 »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Liver disease delivery plan
- Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2015
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 »
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We're committed to a smarter, better connected society and economy. Through Digital Wales we will deliver digital skills for everyone, improved online public services, faster infrastructure and enhanced mobile coverage. We are also looking for answers to questions such as:
- How can we ensure that everyone in Wales can enjoy the benefits of digital technology?
- How can our businesses use digital technologies to innovate and grow?
- How can we use digital technology to deliver better, faster and more efficient public services?
Delivering a Digital Wales
Delivering a Digital Wales is our framework for putting our Digital Wales agenda into action. It details our strategy, aims and vision. The framework is split into five objectives:
- Inclusivity: We want Wales to be a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous society. Making sure everyone can enjoy the benefits of technology is a key part of that.
- Skills: Information and communication technology (ICT) skills will be part of all our children’s education, and we will use technology to improve teaching methods and learning. Beyond schools, we will ensure that everyone in Wales can acquire the basic skills and confidence to get online and use digital technologies. We will also help train people in more specialist skills for industry.
- Economy: We want to drive economic growth. We will support Welsh companies to network with research departments to create and commercialise new digital technologies. We will help more Welsh companies to exploit these developments to innovate, grow and access new markets, especially in the creative industries, ICT and tourism sectors.
- Public services: We will make more public and government services digital so they are easier to access and become more efficient and convenient. Through effective use of technology, people will be able to better deliver these services, and maximise use of resources.
- Infrastructure: To deliver all the benefits of digital technology, We are working in partnership with BT on the 'Superfast Cymru' programme to develop a nationwide superfast broadband infrastructure. Superfast Cymru will boost commercial roll-out to deliver high speed fibre broadband to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales by 2016.
We are actively working to improve mobile and wireless coverage across Wales too.
You can read more about these in the framework document. There are also videos of case studies which illustrate the framework.
We will bring together and work with a range of partners, from businesses to community groups. We will use expert advisors on the Digital Wales Advisory Network to ensure we focus on the key priorities.
Our Digital Wales LinkedIn group (external link) provides information and updates on Digital Wales. It aims to bring together businesses, individuals and other organisations throughout Wales and internationally.
If you’d like to let us have your ideas for building a Digital Wales or would like more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.