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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (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 »
Young Recruits Programme
The Young Recruits Programme is an all Wales programme that provides financial support to employers offering high quality apprenticeship programmes to recruit and train additional young apprentices (16-24 year olds).
What exactly is the Young Recruits Programme?
Targeted support will be made available to create additional opportunities for young people to access quality apprenticeship places. The programme can benefit:
- large employers that already offer high quality apprenticeship programmes who are able to expand their programmes to take on additional learners
- small and medium sized employers working individually or in partnership to offer additional apprenticeship opportunities where there is a need to maintain a highly-skilled workforce for when the economy recovers.
Young Recruits Programme eligibility criteria
All employers must:
- be able to offer (a) full time additional apprenticeship place(s), ie. a minimum of 25 hours including time with the provider
- be paying the appropriate minimum wage for apprentices (or any other National Minimum Wage regulation that may apply)
- be able to evidence payment to their learner with certified copies of wage slips or bank statement.
Without this evidence, we are unable to offer the support.
All learners must:
- be between the ages of 16 and 24 at time of application
- be living and/or working in Wales
- have been employed by the applicant for no longer than 10 weeks at time of application
- be enrolled upon a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship framework with a Welsh Government-contracted work based learning provider.
What is the financial support?
An enhanced wage subsidy of £3,900 over 52 weeks will be paid to employers, subject to the eligibility criteria and evidential requirements being met (not applicable to the public sector). The wage subsidy will be paid in instalments of £100 for 26 weeks and £50 for the remaining 26 weeks.
To find out more:
Contact your local Work Based Learning Provider or Careers Wales on 0800 100 900.