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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Extension of current Work Based Learning contracts
However, in the last tendering round for WBL delivery, the Welsh Government’s Tender Specification included the flexibility to extend framework Agreements by up to a further year, at the discretion of the Welsh Government.
With the announcement of an additional £5m of funding for Apprenticeships in the Programme Commission year from August 2012 to July 2013, and an additional £20m of funding for Apprenticeships in each of the two financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15, the WBL network is being asked to rise to the challenge of expanding its reach and engaging with new employers to offer more Apprenticeships to young people.
In view of this challenge, the Welsh Government has decided to use the available flexibility within the contracting arrangements to allow more time for the current network to mobilise and meet this challenge. The network must now deliver against these priorities, helping more young people into jobs with the skills that Welsh employers need.
As a consequence we are postponing the tender to secure WBL delivery by up to eight months.
In order to continue the delivery of WBL in Wales the Welsh Government will need to secure delivery from April 2015 by running an open or restricted competitive tendering process. In this way we intend to maintain quality WBL provision for learners and employers and to ensure value for public money. The tender process will be fair, open and transparent, and we intend to evaluate tenders on the quality of provision.
The Welsh Government will issue a Prior Information Notice about this tendering process in Autumn 2013.