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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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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
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
In this section
Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
WIIP Pipeline »
The June 2013 pipeline includes key infrastructure investment data for both the Welsh Government and Local Government schemes.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.