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- EIDCymru: an electronic movement reporting system for sheep and goats - the identification of sheep and the current slaughter derogation
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Phase 1 - Draft Report: Review of Audit, Inspection and Regulation
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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Skills and training
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Our help starts with a free diagnostic service, and free training advice from a qualified and quality-audited advisor. We’ve had fantastic feedback from companies about the way our advisors work, so you can use them with confidence.
The advisors are all independent specialists, contracted with the Welsh Government. They are all Investors in People experts and work across most sectors, providing one-to-one input to your unique situation.
You’ll get help to develop your managers and staff in a planned way, to improve results and reduce problems. That extends to help with making training arrangements, and sourcing funding if possibilities exist.
Investors in People
This National Standard is about improving business results by making the most of your people. Our advisors help companies to achieve this, and the advice is free. There is a charge for the assessment, which provides an expert outside view on how you are working and how to improve.
Leadership and Management Workshops
A series of workshops and short courses for people from supervisory to senior manager level. Provided all across Wales by contracted providers, they carry a subsidy of 70%, which makes them very good value.
This is vocational training, including traineeships, apprenticeships and the modern skills diplomas. They combine work and provider-based training and go from a basic skills level to National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) 4. The training is funded by the Welsh Government and is suitable for any organisation happy to have someone training whilst they work.
At a time when we need to offer the young people of Wales opportunities to develop, apprenticeships are very important. For options call Learning Careers Advice on 0800 100900 or ask your Advisor.
Wales needs to improve basic skills in the workplace. They’re defined as ‘the ability to read, write and speak in English or Welsh, and use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general’. Your advisor will be able to point towards specialist support.
ReAct – Redundancy Action Fund
Generous grant and training money to help individuals who’ve become redundant and employers who subsequently take them on. Phone the all-Wales team based in Swansea on 01792 765826.
Time to train
Employers are being given an early heads-up on the rights of employees to request time for training.
Guidance is available on the Business Wales (external link) website. This informs employers of their obligations.
Guidance is also available on the DirectGov (external link) website to inform employees about how they make a request under this new right.
The right to request time to train was included in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act, which received Royal Assent in November 2009.
The introduction of the right for employees in organizations with 250 or more employees came in April 2010 and will be extended to all employees from April 2011.
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