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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 »
The Heart of Digital Wales: a review of creative industries for the Welsh Assembly Government
In July 2009, the Communities and Culture Committee called for an independent review of the Welsh Assembly Government’s activities in the field of the creative industries. The Deputy First Minister and the Minister for Heritage jointly commissioned Professor Ian Hargreaves to undertake a review of creative industries in Wales.
Key recommendations of the Hargreaves Review include:
- The Creative IP Fund should be replaced by a broader Creative Industries Fund. This new Fund should be accessible to all digital media industries: film; television; music; and interactive media.
- Establishment of a Digital Wales Board, run by a Director for Digital Wales and chaired by a suitably experienced person from outside Government, to provide the over-arching framework.
- The creation of a new Creative Industries Strategic Hub, led by a Head of Creative Industries and supported by a Creative Industries Board, also chaired by an external appointee with expertise in the sector and joined by a small number of additional external members.
- The Creative Industries Strategic Hub should recommend a re-organisation of Wales’ support for the film industry designed to eliminate duplication and maximise economic impact and efficiency.
- The Assembly Government should map the whole creative industries sector.
- The Assembly Government should require S4C, the BBC and Channel 4 to deliver an annual audit of their economic impact on Wales and an assessment of economic issues looking at least one year ahead.
- The Assembly Government should do everything that it can to help deliver the BBC’s Media Capital project, using this to provide a new core for a creative industries cluster in South East Wales.
- The Assembly Government should use its influence to ensure that the news consortium pilot planned for Wales goes ahead as currently planned.
- The Assembly Government should ensure that all other UK public service broadcasters, including Channel 4, define and fully discharge their responsibilities towards Wales.
- The Assembly Government should invite the Welsh Music Foundation to cost a feasibility study for a Welsh performing rights royalties system.
- The Chief Executive of the Arts Council for Wales should join the Creative Industries Strategy Board, to achieve cohesion on areas of common interest between creative industries and the arts in terms of business support, education and training.