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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 »
In the 2001 Post-16 Reforms, the English Government identified a need to provide better services to learners and organisations involved in education and training. They also saw a need to reduce bureaucracy across the sector by improving the management of information.
In 2002 the Managing Information Across Partners Programme was established with the support of 17 organisations involved in education. The Managing Information Across Partners team set out to map the data and management issues across the sector and identify options for improvement.
They identified the need to:
- Introduce common data definitions to be used and shared by all organisations across the sector;
- Create a UK Register of Learning Providers. For more information go to the UK Register of Learning Providers website;
- Introduce a Unique Learner Number for everyone in education and training, accessed through a web based Learner Registration Service. For more information please go to the Unique Learner Number website and Learner Registration Service website;
- Establish a mechanism for enabling learners to create their own records of participation and achievement. Which they can share with advisers, providers and potential employers should they choose to.
The delivery of Managing Information Across Partners is the responsibility of the Skills Funding Agency. Please visit the Skills Funding Agency website for more information.
The Managing Information Across Partners Programme is now supported by more than 40 partner organisations, and has moved a long way towards delivering against the initial proposals:
- A Common Data Definition has been agreed. This is being fed into the work of the Cross Education Information Standards Board;
- The UK Register of Learning Providers was launched in August 2005;
- The Learner Registration Service and Unique Learner Number tests and trials were completed in August 2007;
- The Learner Registration Service was launched in September 2007 to a group of 60 early adopter organisations – there are now over 5400 organisations registered;
- There are almost 9 million individuals with a Unique Learner Number;
- The Personal Learning Record was launched in 2009.
In September 2010 the name Managing Information Across Partners has been replaced by the Learning Records Service.