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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 »
Welsh Books Council
The Welsh Books Council (WBC) is a non-statutory body providing specialist services to the book and magazine publishing trade in Wales.
The Welsh Government provides grant funding for the Welsh Books Council. In 2012–13, they will receive a total of £4 million.
The Welsh Books Council’s services include:
- Editorial advice.
- Design advice.
- Sales and marketing advice.
- A range of reader development schemes including the World Book Day celebrations in Wales.
The WBC also provides publishing grants and literature grants for publishers of Welsh- and English-language books and magazines. These grants support the publishing industry in Wales and facilitate the publishing of books in both languages.
To find out more about the WBC, please visit their website.
The Library of Wales Series
The Library of Wales Series is a Welsh Government supported project which brings back into print important works of twentieth-century Welsh writing in English. It also ensures that they remain available to buy at affordable prices.
The series includes books in a range of styles, from different parts of Wales, by both men and women. The books have attractive covers with introductions by some of our most talented contemporary Welsh writers. A total of 32 titles have been published since 2006.
For more information see the Library of Wales website (external link).
The gwales website has information on all current Welsh-language and Welsh-interest titles and offers a secure on-line ordering service.
Website: Gwales (external link)
Literature Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting literature. It is made up of
- The Welsh Academy - Yr Academi Gymreig;
- The Society for Writers of Wales; and
- Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre.
Literature Wales provides funding for and works closely with Wales Literature Exchange. It represents the interests of Welsh writers both inside Wales and internationally and encourages people to enjoy others’ writing and to write themselves, through a programme of workshops, courses, festivals and competitions.
Services offered by Literature Wales include mentoring, writers’ bursaries, information and advice, and independent manuscript assessment.
Literature Wales’ main projects include Wales Book of the Year and the BayLit Festival.
You can find out more about its activities on the Literature Wales website.