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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
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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